Quotes

134 Quotes filtered by government

It must be a conviction Government. As Prime Minister I could not waste time having internal arguments.

Margaret Thatcher 25/02/1979

Category: Art of Government, Conviction

Tags: Art of Government, Conviction, Government, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

I will not be able to carry the physical burden of leading the Party at the next general election. I hope it will soon be possible for the customary processes of consultation to be carried on within the Party about its future leadership.

Harold Macmillan 10/10/1963

Announcement to the Conservative Conference

Category: Resignations

Tags: Government, Harold Macmillan, Resignations

I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.

Benjamin Disraeli 1868

On becoming Prime Minister

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Prime Minister (Office of)

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Benjamin Disraeli, Government, Pick of the bunch, Prime Minister (Office of)

Government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Abraham Lincoln 19/11/1863

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, What is Government

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Abraham Lincoln, Government, Pick of the bunch, What is Government

No more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris.

King George V 1935

Upon Sir Samuel Hoare's resignation over the Hoare/Laval Pact.

Category: Diplomacy, Resignations

Tags: Diplomacy, Government, King George V, Policy, Resignations

My God! They've shot our fox!

Nigel Birch 13/11/1947

A cry of anguish on hearing that Hugh Dalton, the Chancellor, had resigned over a budget leak.

Category: Resignations

Tags: Government, Nigel Birch, Resignations

Governments arise either out of the people or over the people.

Thomas Paine 1791

Category: What is Government

Tags: Government, Thomas Paine, What is Government

The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.

Oliver Cromwell

Remarks made to his Army of Parliamentarians before the battle of Marston Moor

Category: State, The

Tags: Government, Oliver Cromwell, State, The

In free governments the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns. For the former therefore to return among the latter is not to degrade them but to promote them.

Benjamin Franklin

To Alexander Hamilton

Category: What is Government

Tags: Benjamin Franklin, Government, What is Government

The essence of the modern state is that the universal be bound up with the complete freedom of its members and with private well-being.

G W F Hegel 1821

Category: State, The

Tags: G W F Hegel, Government, State, The

For the Fascist, everything is the State, and nothing human or spiritual exists, much less has value, outside the State. In this sense Fascism is totalitarian.

Benito Mussolini 1932

Category: Fascism, State, The

Tags: Benito Mussolini, Fascism, Government, Ideologies, State, The

In every government there are three sorts of power: the legislative; the executive in respect to things dependent on the law of nations; and the executive in regard to matters that depend on the civil law.

Baron de Montesquieu 1748

Category: What is Government, Rule of Law

Tags: Baron de Montesquieu, Government, Policy, Rule of Law, What is Government

I desire their liberty and freedom, as much as anybody: but I must tell you, that their liberty and freedom consists in having the Government of those laws, but which their life and their goods may be most their own; 'tis not for having share in government, Sirs, that is nothing pertaining to them. A subject and a sovereign are clean different things.

King Charles I 30/01/1649

Category: Legislation, Monarchy

Tags: Government, King Charles I, Legislation, Monarchy, Parliament

Sire, I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place, but as this House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here; and I humbly beg Your Majesty's pardon that I cannot givr any other answer than this to what Your Majesty is pleased to demand of me.

William Lenthall 04/01/1662

Replying to King Charles I who had entered the House of Commons to arrest 5 MPs to charge them with treason

Category: Monarchy, Speakers of the House of Commons

Tags: Government, Monarchy, Parliament, Speakers of the House of Commons, William Lenthall

I take it that our state, having been founded and built up on the right lines, is good in the complete sense of the word.

Plato

Category: State, The

Tags: Government, Plato, State, The

If he that attempteth to depose his sovereign be killed or punished by him for such an attempt, he is author of his own punishment.

Thomas Hobbes

Category: Monarchy

Tags: Government, Monarchy, Thomas Hobbes

A democracy when put to the strain grows weak, and is supplanted by Oligarchy.

Aristotle

Category: Democracy

Tags: Aristotle, Democracy, Government

If any man asks me what a free government is, I answer that for any practical purposes, it is what the people think it so.

Edmund Burke 1777

Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol

Category: What is Government

Tags: Edmund Burke, Government, What is Government

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.

Clement Attlee 1962

Category: Democracy

Tags: Clement Attlee, Democracy, Government

It was amazing that I was ever elected.

Reverend Ian Paisley 26/03/1987

Category: Northern Ireland

Tags: Government, Northern Ireland, Reverend Ian Paisley

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There are three golden rules for Parliamentary speakers. Stand up, speak up and shut up.

James Lowther

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