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Motivational Government Quotes

May these quotes about Government inspire and motivate you.

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

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

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


 

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

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

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


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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

The people will save their government,
if the government itself will allow them.
- Abraham Lincoln

So confident am I in the intentions,
as well as wisdom, of the government,
that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done,
either cannot, or ought not to be done.
- Thomas Jefferson

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land
than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

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

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

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

The strongest reason for the people
to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Government of the people,
by the people,
for the people,
shall not perish from this Earth.
- Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

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

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whenever the people are well-informed,
they can be trusted with their own government.
- Thomas Jefferson

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to
criticize or attack the government of my own country.
I make up for lost time when I come home.
- Winston Churchill

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is error alone which needs the support of government.
Truth can stand by itself.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction,
is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

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

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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 wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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)


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