“The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The government is best which governs least.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” – Tacitus

“No government can exist without the trust of the people.” – John C. Maxwell

“Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” – Ronald Reagan

“A good government is one that delivers justice and equality to its citizens.” – Nelson Mandela

“The power of government should be checked and balanced to prevent abuse.” – James Madison

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington

“Governments should prioritize the needs of its people over the interests of a few.” – Barack Obama

“A wise government understands the importance of investing in education and the well-being of its citizens.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Government is too big and important to be left to the politicians.” – Chester Bowles

“The best government is one that is accountable and transparent to its citizens.” – Desmond Tutu

“A government’s legitimacy comes from serving its people, not vice versa.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

“The strength of a nation lies in the integrity of its government.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Governments should be servant leaders, not dictators.” – John W. Gardner

“The function of government is to provide justice and maintain order.” – Alexander Hamilton

“To govern is to choose, and every choice has consequences.” – Warren G. Bennis

“A government should be run like a business, with efficiency and accountability.” – Lee Kuan Yew

“The success of a government lies in its ability to uplift the common man.” – Indira Gandhi