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Funny Quotations about Government

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Welcome to the complex and ever-evolving world of government, where power, politics, and public service intersect. Governments play a crucial role in shaping societies, establishing laws, providing services, and representing the interests of their citizens. From democratic systems to authoritarian regimes, governments exist in various forms around the world, each with its own set of challenges, accomplishments, and sometimes even humorous moments. In this compilation, we delve into the lighter side of government, exploring funny and thought-provoking quotations that shed light on the quirks, absurdities, and occasional comic relief found within the realm of governance. So, put on your political thinking caps and get ready to navigate the corridors of power with a smile on your face.

Get ready to laugh, as we present a collection of funny quotations about government. While the business of governance can be serious, there are moments of levity and amusement that arise in the world of politics and public administration. From humorous remarks on bureaucracy and political shenanigans to witty observations on the inner workings of government, these quotes offer a lighter perspective on the world of governance.

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill (British Conservative statesman, 1874-1965)

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth." Abraham Lincoln (American president, 1809-65)

The government is like a fire, a handy servant, but *a dangerous master.*really hot.*a poor maid.* George Washington (1st American President, 1732-1799)

"The government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master." George Washington (1st American President, 1732-1799)

"I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it's apathy. It's not giving a damn." Leo Buscaglia (American author, 1924-1998)

"The function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well by individuals, and that the people, in the aggregate, will not do at all, or will not do so well, for themselves." Lyndon B. Johnson (American president, 1908-73)

The government is us; we are the government, you and *I.*him over there.*your dog.* Alice Roosevelt Longworth (American daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, 1884-1980)

"Good government is a dangerous government, because it deprives people of the need to look after themselves." Daniel Hannan (British writer, 1971-)

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"The government is like a corporation, in that it has the power to do many things, but it must be held accountable for the consequences of its actions." Edward Kennedy (American senator, 1932-2009)

"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none." Andrew Jackson (American president, 1767-1845)

"In the end, all government operations are judged by a single standard – whether they help the individual citizen to enjoy his life more and pursue his ambitions with a greater chance of success." John F. Kennedy (American president, 1917-63)

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." Thomas Paine (American Founding Father, 1737-1809)

The government is like a great ship, and the captain is its pilot. If the pilot is bad, the ship will be *destroyed.*a good laugh.*doomed.* Deng Xiaoping (Leader of the People's Republic of China, 1904-97)

"The government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part." Thomas Jefferson (American president, 1743-1826)

"The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German playwright, 1749-1832)

"The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors." Thomas Jefferson (American president, 1743-1826)

"I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts." Ronald Reagan (American Republican statesman, 1911-2004)

The art of government is not to let me grow *stale.*at all.*tomatoes.* Napoleon Bonaparte (French military commander, 1769-1821)

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." Franklin D. Roosevelt (American Democratic statesman, 1882-1945)

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be *dull.*a superhero.*corruptible.* Dean Acheson (American politician, 1893-1971)

"There is, in fact, no law or government at all in Italy; and it is wonderful how well things go on without them." Lord Byron (English poet, 1788-1824)

"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated." G. K. Chesterton (English essayist, novelist, and poet, 1874-1936)

Distrust of authority should be the first *civic duty.*thought.*man on the moon.* Norman Douglas (Scottish-born novelist and essayist, 1868-1952)

"I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal." John Maynard Keynes (English economist, 1883-1946)

"How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read." Karl Kraus (Austrian satirist, 1874-1936)

"One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government – and they aren't going to like it." Huey Long (American Democratic politician, 1893-1935)

"There are two reasons for making an appointment. Either there was nobody else; or there was somebody else." Lord Normanbrook (British civil servant, 1902-67)

"I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub." Grover Norquist (American lobbyist, 1956-)

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of *Paul.*me.*the rich.* George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract." Alan Shepard (American astronaut, 1923-98)

"Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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