“ In the first weeks after Hiroshima, extravagant statements by President Truman and other official spokesmen for the U.S. government transformed the inception of the atomic age into the most mythologized event in American history. ”

- Stewart Udall

“ My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ Non-disclosure in the Internet Age is quickly perceived as a breach of trust. Government, corporations and each of us as individuals must recalibrate how we live and share our lives appropriate to the information now available and the expectations of others. ”

- Simon Mainwaring

“ In an age where everything and everyone is linked through networks of glass and air, no one - no business, organization, government agency, country - is an island. We need to do right by all our stakeholders, and that's how you create value for shareholders. And one thing is for sure - no organization can succeed in a world that is failing. ”

- Don Tapscott

“ If I were in the government, I would persuade the prime minister to see the beauty in the fact that people see Israel as a haven - from their sadness to their hope. ”

- Elie Wiesel

“ Ask anyone on Social Security if their check comes on time every month. Like clockwork. And it comes through the so-called dilapidated U.S. mail. My dad's check literally will come on the same day every month. The government has been quite good and efficient at creating a number of systems. ”

- Michael Moore

“ Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ A good government may, indeed, redress the grievances of an injured people but a strong people can alone build up a great nation. ”

- Thomas Francis Meagher

“ The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil. ”

- James Monroe

“ The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ We have the best government that money can buy. ”

- Mark Twain

“ We can all agree that government can't solve the obesity crisis alone. It's an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success. ”

- Marcus Samuelsson

“ I teach in the medical school, the School of Public Health, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Business School. And it's the best perch... because most of my work crosses boundaries. ”

- Michael Porter

“ Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ You know, I really miss sex scandals. They're generally colorful. They almost never mean anything over the long run. And while they're going on, the people who actually keep the government running are let alone to go about their business. Good old sex scandals. ”

- Gail Collins

“ The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her. ”

- Ibrahim Babangida

“ If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost. ”

- Aristotle

“ I was sitting alone in a grim mood - furious that the press attacked Senator Edwards on the price of a haircut. But it inspired me - from now on, all haircuts, etc., that are necessary and important for his campaign - please send the bills to me... It is a way to help our friend without government restrictions. ”

- Rachel Lambert Mellon

“ Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves two questions: 'Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?' If you don't ask those questions, your governance will not be good. ”

- Pope Francis

“ Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. ”

- Joe Biden