Government

Quotes on government.

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.
- Dalai Lama

He serves his party best who serves the country best.
– Rutherford B. Hayes (19th U.S. President)

No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected.
– Harry S. Truman (33rd U.S. President)

The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.
– Franklin Pierce (14th U.S. President)

The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
– William Henry Harrison (9th U.S. President)

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th U.S. President)

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt