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Government Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Government are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Related topics: Motivational Business Political Leadership War

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

 

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

DON'T get officious.
You're not yourself when you're officious -
That is the curse of a government job.
- the movie Harold and Maude (1971)

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations;
entangling alliances with none.
- Thomas Jefferson

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
- Will Rogers

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

That government is best which governs the least,
because its people discipline themselves.
- Thomas Jefferson

How does it become a man to behave
towards the American government today?
I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

We have the best government that money can buy.
- Mark Twain

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can put wings on a pig,
but you don't make it an eagle.
- William J. Clinton

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

I think that people want peace so much
that one of these days government had better
get out of their way and let them have it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Loyalty to country ALWAYS.
Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
- Mark Twain

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Experience hath shown, that even
under the best forms of government,
those entrusted with power have,
in time, and by slow operations,
perverted it into tyranny.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

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

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton


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