Government And Society Quotes

Government And Society Quotes by Ronald Reagan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Tacitus, Lord Acton and many others.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”
Ronald Reagan
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Benjamin Franklin
I have sworn upon the altar of god.
Thomas Jefferson
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
Thomas Jefferson
The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton
A government of laws, and not of men.
John Adams
Accidents have already become an important factor restricting the development of a harmonious economy and society, and have attracted the strong attention of the Chinese government and society
Li Yizhong
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
Ronald Reagan
I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Thomas Jefferson
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
James Madison
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
James Madison
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
Charles Rangel
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Henry David Thoreau
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Ronald Reagan