Quotes on Government

Charles De Gaulle

"How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?"

John Kenneth Galbraith

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."

H. L. Mencken

"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."

Richard M. Nixon

"Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too."

Laurence J. Peter

"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status."

George Bernard Shaw

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul."

C. V. R. Thompson

"Washington is the only place where sound travels faster than light."

Mark Twain

"Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

Bob Wells

"For every action there is an equal and opposite government program."

Frank Zappa

"Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff."