Government Quotes

Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
– Larry Flynt
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
– William E. Gladstone
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
– Barry M. Goldwater
The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged, but reported the misdeeds of the Indians.
– Geronimo
A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity.
– George Grenville
People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
– Robert Half
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
– Alexander Hamilton
First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility - which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's to provide an alternative government.
– Stephen Harper
I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. ... I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions.
– Stephen Harper
I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion.
– Stephen Harper
If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people.
– Stephen Harper
It's the government's obligation to look really to the third parties to get the support to govern.
– Stephen Harper
The government can only be brought down because it alienates several parties in the House.
– Stephen Harper
The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government.
– Stephen Harper
We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs.
– Stephen Harper
We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters.
– Stephen Harper