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Governments Quotes

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Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

Related topics: Government

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

 

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong,
concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.
- Peter Garrett

Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local
governments can co-opt private property,
and give it to another private entity,
for economic development.
- Cliff Stearns

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For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments
have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches
in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy.
- Kim Campbell

I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.
- William Henry Harrison

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies,
private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
- Elbert Hubbard

The marvel of all history is the patience with which
men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid
upon them by their governments.
- George Washington

For years governments have been promising more than they can deliver,
and delivering more than they can afford.
- Paul Martin

People do not make wars; governments do.
- Ronald Reagan

The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve
to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian
religion but abuses and corruptions of it.
- Noah Webster

My father worked for governments all his life as an
engineer and public works director.
- Edward Tufte

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure
were inflicted by bad governments.
- Ludwig von Mises

So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything,
but I still do.
I write books, lecture around the world,
work with scientists and governments.
- Uri Geller

It is a fact that governments tend to put in place
policies and strategies in response to current scenarios.
- Julie Bishop

Law represents the effort of man to organize society;
governments,
the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
- Henry Ward Beecher

In all modesty, we must admit that governments are
not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing
economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.
- Kim Campbell

When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place.
When governments are gone, other interests will take their place.
- Lawrence Lessig

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
- James A. Garfield

It is human nature that rules the world,
not governments and regimes.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva

The only power deserving the name is that of masses,
and of governments while they make themselves the organ
of the tendencies and instincts of masses.
- John Stuart Mill

Fear is the foundation of most governments.
- John Adams

Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize
the rights of indigenous people and their right to
their own traditional territories.
- Bianca Jagger

We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment.
But often it is the powerful, including governments,
that are responsible.
- Wangari Maathai

You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of
things that are in your own interests even though liberals
will get very antsy when you start talking about it.
- Tom Tancredo

Governments never learn.
Only people learn.
- Milton Friedman

In order to rally people, governments need enemies...
if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent
one in order to mobilize us.
- Nhat Hanh

History teaches that war begins when governments believe
the price of aggression is cheap.
- Ronald Reagan

Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under
a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and
hostile neighboring governments.
- John Boehner

Aid can work where there is good governance,
and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling
to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
- Lee H. Hamilton

After September 11, the European governments have completely failed.
They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
- Jurgen Habermas

Nobody thinks in terms of human beings.
Governments don't, why should we? They talk about people and the proletariat;
I talk about the suckers and the mugs.
It's the same thing.
- Graham Greene

Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide.
- Bianca Jagger

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history
is largely a history of inflation,
usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments.
What is needed is world government.
- Jan Tinbergen

We have shown, given these last three years,
that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists.
While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't.
- Alberto Fujimori

Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored.
Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets
has had a devastating impact on the U.S.
industry.
- Max Baucus

In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new,
imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments
will share power in the north.
- Gerry Adams

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
By a continuing process of inflation,
governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

As a former mayor, I know that local governments must
have control over land use decisions.
- Elton Gallegly

The same European governments that hesitated to confront
terrorists were more than prepared to oppose us.
- Richard Perle

It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned,
there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice
in the administration of the State governments.
- William H. Wharton

It is only reasonable that our laws do not force our
country to provide safe harbor to those individuals
that are being sought out by their governments due to their terrorist ties.
- Bill Shuster

Governments must now take a leading role in moving
their nations in the right direction.
- Henry W. Kendall

Asia's governments come in two broad varieties:
young,
fragile democracies - and older, fragile authoritarian regimes.
- Paul Samuelson

Dependency arguments often come from elites -
either aid agencies or governments -
and say something about attitudes to poor people.
- Paul Harvey

Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today -
and longed for them tomorrow.
- Abba Eban

NGOs have a significant role to play,
alongside governments, in improving the status of women.
- Jenny Shipley

All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
- I. F. Stone

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.
- Adolf Hitler

We should force European governments to choose between Paris and Washington.
- Richard Perle

We're not going to meddle in the internal life of other
peoples and other governments,
because we don't want them meddling in ours.
- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

I happen to be one who believes very strongly that
state and local governments have their proper roles.
- Don Nickles

Governments must give to all those who have hit life's
hurdles the chance to rebuild and have a future.
- Pauline Hanson

UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure
basic services for children and this includes providing
food where the need exists.
- Carol Bellamy

We know darned well that in Bosnia, certain governments
and the secretary had said tens of thousands are needed
in Srebrenica and those people were never provided.
- Alex Morrison

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments,
but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest
blessing of free governments.
- Andrew Jackson

There is no greater responsibility resting upon peoples
and governments everywhere than to make sure that enduring peace will this time -
at long last -
be established and maintained.
- Cordell Hull

The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments,
and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail,
and to be seen to fail.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.
- Adolf Hitler

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite
benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
- Ezra Stiles

Co-operation between governments still plays an important
role and will remain indispensable.
- Lionel Jospin

Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
- Wendell Phillips

All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights.
- Richard Stallman

Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility
is required not only of governments,
but of companies and individuals.
All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs.
- Anna Lindh

It became extremely important that we go and see the
four heads of the governments,
and the message was delivered, with the tea packets,
to all these heads.
- Satish Kumar

In addition to their power over government based on
government financing and personal influence,
bankers could steer governments in ways they wished
them to go by other pressures.
- Carroll Quigley


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