It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
Author: John W. Gardner (1912)
Profession: American Educator, Social Activist
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat.
Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)
Profession: Spanish Essayist, Philosopher
It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
Author: William E. Gladstone (1809-1888)
Profession: British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
Author: Barry Goldwater (1909)
Profession: American Politician and Writer
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
Author: Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Profession: American Statesman
All good government must begin at home.
Author: H. R. Haweis
When any government, or church for that matter, undertakes to say to it's subjects, this you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motive.
Author: Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)
Profession: American Science Fiction Writer
Well, fancy giving money to the Government! Might as well have put it down the drain.
Author: A. P. Herbert (1890-1971)
Profession: British Author, Politician
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. [The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service]
Profession: Greek Historian
The greater the hold of government upon the life of the individual citizen, the greater the risk of war.
Author: John Hospers
The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.
Author: Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767-1835)
Profession: German Statesman, Philologist
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
Author: David Hume (1711-1776)
Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Historian
Government can be bigger than any of the players on the field as a referee, but it has no right to become one of the players.
Author: Austin Igleheart
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
Author: Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)
Profession: Seventh President of the USA