A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.
- James Reston
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Everything government touches turns to crap.
- Ringo Starr
The essence of good government is trust.
- Kathleen Sebelius
The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years.
- Benjamin Netanyahu
In a democracy, citizens pass judgment on their government, and if they are kept in the dark about what their government is doing, they cannot be in a position to make well-grounded decisions.
- Peter Singer
If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along do your best and when you have to - and you will - leave, and be something else.
- Peggy Noonan
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
- Ayn Rand
Health care is one-sixth of our economy. If the government can control that, they can control just about everything. We need to understand what is going on, because there are much more economic models that can be used to give us good health care than what we have now.
- Benjamin Carson
No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision.
- Barbara Tuchman