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Governments Quotes

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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.
The loved and the rich need no protection:
they have many friends and few enemies.
- Wendell Phillips

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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 aim is to show that those governments that violate
the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam
have been misusing Islam.
- Shirin Ebadi

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

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

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

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

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

Fear is the foundation of most governments.
- John Adams

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

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

If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers,
governments have to legislate more.
- Jacques Delors

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

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

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

Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do.
- Tim Roth

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than
other elements within society.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I believe that in every country the people themselves
are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The greater part of the governments on earth may be
termed monarchical aristocracies,
or hereditary dominions independent of the people.
- Ezra Stiles

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

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change
in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.
- Plato

Today, education is perhaps the most important function
of state and local governments.
- Bobby Scott

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

It was in our power to set high price for our blood,
a price too high for the Arab community,
the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.
- Moshe Dayan

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

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

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

More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in England.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Governments have never learned anything from history,
or acted on principles deducted from it.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed -
unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments
are afraid to trust the people with arms.
- James Madison

We must care.
We must all care.
And while I am working, while the governments is working,
so must the people also work.
- Jane Byrne

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

Look, all administrations, all governments lie,
all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed.
That's a pretty good rule.
- Daniel Ellsberg

It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to
renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning
it into a demonstration of weakness.
- Moshe Dayan

Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran,
when they forbid something, people become more interested.
- Azar Nafisi

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

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

It is economic power that determines political power,
and governments become the political functionaries of economic power.
- Jose Saramago

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

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

Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people;
everywhere governments have forced and are forcing
Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
- Arthur Keith

City governments ought to be abolished,
if only as a public health measure.
- L. Neil Smith

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

For governments at war, the media is an instrument
of war or an element in war that is to be controlled.
- Bruce Jackson

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

Governments are not running the show anymore.
Scumbag Entrepreneurs are, and they have a harsh and ruthless agenda.
- Ralph Steadman

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

Governments tend not to solve problems,
only to rearrange them.
- Ronald Reagan

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

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

Governments should not be able to bulldoze a person's
home or business to benefit other individuals.
- Henry Bonilla

Governments, of course, can - and do -
soak the rich.
- Paul Getty

Financial crises require governments.
- Timothy Geithner

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

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

It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think
has made its name so widely known,
not only to readers in the world, but to governments -
and that's what matters.
- Peter Benenson

Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments,
but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin.
- Joseph Conrad


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