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The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands.

Tags: Society, Work  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.

Tags: Elected, Men  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Tags: Environmental, Fight  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.

Tags: Control, Free  ✍ Author: John Adams

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.

Tags: Three, While  ✍ Author: John Adams

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Tags: Moral, Religious  ✍ Author: John Adams

The happiness of society is the end of government.

Tags: Happiness, Society  ✍ Author: John Adams

A government of laws, and not of men.

Tags: Laws, Men  ✍ Author: John Adams

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.

Tags: Watching  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

Tags: Best, Equality  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

Tags: Absence, Justice  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.

Tags: Enough, Good  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Tags: Philosophy, School  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.

Tags: Allow, Save  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

That we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Tags: Freedom, God  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

Tags: Country, Grow  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

Tags: Hope, Power  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

Tags: Earth, Shall  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

Tags: Law, Respect  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.

Tags: Change, History  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.

Tags: Dad, Politics  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

Tags: Country, Loyalty  ✍ Author: Mark Twain
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We have the best government that money can buy.

Tags: Best, Money  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Tags: Time  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Tags: Big, End  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

Tags: Someone, Work  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.

Tags: Democracy, Worth  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.

Tags: Best, Business  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Tags: Money, Whatever  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.

Tags: Run, Sure  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.

Tags: Individual, Rights  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

Tags: Along, Today  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.

Tags: Here, Waiting  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Tags: Lives, Run  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Man is not free unless government is limited.

Tags: Free, Unless  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

Tags: Gone, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Tags: Moving, Short  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

Tags: Problem, Spends  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!

Tags: Life, Once  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Tags: Help, Words  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Tags: Problems, Solve  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.

Tags: Alone, Themselves  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Tags: Alone, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.

Tags: Secret, War  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Tags: Alive, Wish  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

Tags: Trusted, Whenever  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.

Tags: Bad, History  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Tags: Liberty, Progress  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

Tags: Energetic, Friend  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.

Tags: Conquest, Principles  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.

Tags: Free, Press  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.

Tags: Feels, Himself  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.

Tags: Easy, Office  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.

Tags: Moment, Whether  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.

Tags: Him, History  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.

Tags: Done, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.

Tags: Care, Happy  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Tags: Fear, Liberty  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Tags: Bad, History  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.

Tags: Good, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

Tags: Hope, Strength  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

Tags: Against, Rights  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Tags: Democracy, Others  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

Tags: Home, Time  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Tags: Best, Democracy  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Tags: Give, Life  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her.

Tags: Alone, Him  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones, everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said we can't run a government by this kind of process and they repealed the law and that's good.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.

Tags: Freedom, Speech  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

In fact, allowing immigrants to have licenses actually improves homeland security by allowing our government to track who is in our borders.

Tags: Actually, Fact  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here.

Tags: Here, Said  ✍ Author: John Bachman

I want my candidacy for the presidency of the United States to stand for a moment when we the people, stand once again for the independence from a government that has gotten too big and spends too much and has taken away too much of our liberties.

Tags: Big, Moment  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country.

Tags: History, Money  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

I think you may see again a rise at the federal government level for a - a call for the federal constitutional amendment, because people want to make sure that this definition of marriage remains secure, because after all, the family is the fundamental unit of government.

Tags: Family, Marriage  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny.

Tags: Single, Talk  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

Well, what did we buy? Instead of a leaner, smarter government, we bought a bureaucracy that now tells us which light bulbs to buy, and which will put 16,500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama's health care bill.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong.

Tags: Social, Wrong  ✍ Author: Leonard Bacon

Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution.

Tags: Place, Special  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like.

Tags: Bad, War  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

I find it very offensive when the government tells me what I can and cannot watch. Censor yourself.

Tags: Cannot, Yourself  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

The government never does anything successfully.

 ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.

Tags: Children, Education  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business.

Tags: Business, Computers  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

I also served on many government committees.

Tags: Committees, Served  ✍ Author: Leo Baekeland

Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success.

Tags: Good, Success  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.

Tags: Best, Strong  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

If you set as your goal to roll back the size of government, you have an obligation to answer the tough questions and show real courage, not just appeal to ideology. Treat the voters like adults.

Tags: Courage, Real  ✍ Author: Brian Baird

I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world.

Tags: American, Corrupt  ✍ Author: Ginger Baker

I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there.

Tags: Best, Travel  ✍ Author: Howard Baker

I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future.

Tags: Great, Hope  ✍ Author: Howard Baker

We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself - of SOFA - and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make.

Tags: Cannot, Decisions  ✍ Author: Howard Baker

A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes.

Tags: Good, Law  ✍ Author: Ray Stannard Baker

Providing for the common good, making people feel secure in their communities and homes - this is the central job of government. it's why all of us are here serving our state and our people.

Tags: Good, Job  ✍ Author: John Baldacci

The public impression is that the government, industry or the highest bidder can buy a scientist to add credibility to any message. That crucial quality of impartiality is being lost.

Tags: Lost, Public  ✍ Author: Johnny Ball

Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them.

Tags: Big, Business  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.

Tags: Best, Free  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

The '50s in general are written off as a boring decade following the turmoil of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath - the postwar Labour government, the cold war, the arrival of the New Look in fashion, etc. But I remember it as a very exciting time - a pioneering, rule-breaking time, especially for the young.

Tags: Time, War  ✍ Author: Lynne Reid Banks

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.

Tags: Next, Worst  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

Tags: Office, Republican  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

Tags: Sometimes, Whole  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

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