Government Politics Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, Nancy Pelosi, James Madison, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin and many others.
Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.
The more women we elect to public office, the more wholesome the whole process will be, whether it’s government, politics, whatever.
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.
I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force…Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
Politics isn’t only about government. Politics is about the people.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
Or they’ll talk about fear, which we used to call politics- job politics, social politics, government politics.
Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested.