No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents they are the government, the sovereign power.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens.
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.