Government And Politics Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, Gilbert K. Chesterton, Barack Obama, C. S. Lewis, Albert Einstein, Ronald Reagan and many others.
Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
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There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Government and politics isn’t like a reality TV show. It’s not about voting the bad guys out of the house. You know, it’s about what do we need to take our country or our state or our city forward? And people, frankly, would be well advised to really get back into understanding politics.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.