Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.
Corazon Aquino quotes
The people have lost the confidence of the government; the government has decided to dissolve the people, and to appoint another one.
Bertolt Brecht quotes
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
Hubert H. Humphrey quotes
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Thomas Jefferson quotes
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
George Washington quotes
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
Will Smith quotes
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
James Madison quotes
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
Sam Levenson quotes
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
Patrick Henry quotes