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Government Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Government Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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. PHOTO

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

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

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

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

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

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.

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

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

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

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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)

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

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

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

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

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

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


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