Quotes: governments

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  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    President of the USA 1831-1881
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    All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
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    All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light.
  • Bob Diamond
    Bob Diamond
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    Banks hold deposits and savings entrusted to them by individuals, by businesses, by governments and by central banks. They put that money to work, helping people to buy homes, for example, or lending to businesses to invest in expansion.
  • Joy Baluch
    Joy Baluch
    Australian politician 1932-2013
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    Being nice to governments doesn't work, they are such lying bastards.
  • Carol Bellamy
    Carol Bellamy
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    By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally bound to implement the rights therein.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
  • Even when governments take the right steps to reform, these can be negatively impacted by events outside their control.
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
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    Even with good maps, there's no guarantee that the public will get the word about landslide hazards, or that state and local governments will take action to discourage or prevent building in dangerous areas.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    Fear is the foundation of most governments.

    Source: Thoughts on Government, Apr. 1776
  • Carol Bellamy
    Carol Bellamy
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    For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
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    For governments at war, the media is an instrument of war or an element in war that is to be controlled.
  • Anna Lindh
    Anna Lindh
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    Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility is required not only of governments, but of companies and individuals. All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.
  • Betty Williams
    Betty Williams
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    Governments do not have the answers - indeed, quite the reversal. A lot of times, they not only do not have the answers, but they themselves are the problem. If we are committed to helping our world's children, then we must begin to create solutions from the bottom up.
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