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Good government is the outcome of private virtue. John Jay Chapman
Islam has been used in some countries, for instance Sudan, as a means for suppression and the installation of autocratic regimes. This, coupled with the censorship of moderate Muslim voices and increasing state patronage of religious scholars, has led to the propagation of a dogmatic form of divisive Islamic extremism, a form that rejects democracy, human rights, and good governance as devices of Western imperialism. Ghazi Suliman
The biggest drawback to democracy, he explained, is that elected representatives may not consider good governance their objective and may seek to usurp the electoral process in order to satisfy their own interests—and this unfortunately tarnishes the democratic ideal. Shri J.M. Lyngdoh
Good government is an empire of laws. John Adams
Dialoging is the first principle of good government. Michael Bloomberg
Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow. Elias Cornelius Boudinot
Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing of these … Thomas Carlyle
The worst enemy of good government is not our ignorant foreign voter [immigrants], but our educated domestic railroad president, our prominent business man, our leading lawyer. John Jay Chapman
I have been around long enough to know that when large amounts of money are donated to politicians, something besides good government is expected in return. Richard Cohen
Good government consists of winning the loyalty of people nearby and attracting the people far away. Kung Fu-tse; Confucius
They are these: sufficient food, sufficient armament, and the confidence of the people. Without the confidence of the people there would be no government. Confucius; Kung Fu-tse
Liberty and good government do not exclude each other. John Emerich Edward Dalberg; Lord Acton
It has been my philosophy all my life that good government is good politics. Richard Joseph Daley
There's never been a good government. Emma Goldman
For a foreign power to take this country [the Sudan] would be most easy. The mass are far from fanatical. They would rejoice in good government, let its religion be what it might …. It is the government that needs civilizing far more than the people. Charles George Chinese Gordon
It is not be consolidation, or concentration of powers, but by their distribution, that good government is effected. Thomas Jefferson
No, my friend, the way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many. Thomas Jefferson
Good governance can eliminate injustice, destitution and poverty. Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Knowledge is the cause as well as the effect of good government DeWitt Clinton
Good government can be no substitute for self-government. Muhammad Zafarullah Khan
A republic cannot succeed till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honor. Charles Darwin
Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of a good government. Alexander Hamilton
That government is best which makes itself unnecessary. Wilhelm von Humboldt
We must reduce corruption to its fair proportions. Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala
I have not much faith in "good government." What we need is the development of the individual. Louis D. Brandeis
The True Administration of Justice is the Firmest Pillar of Good Government Anonymous
Good government Murray Seasongood
Validity was restored to the laws, authority to the courts, and dignity to the Senate Velleius; Marcus Velleius
Make sure that everyone who should know what you are doing knows what you are doing. Gary Johnson
History has tried hard to teach us that we can't have good government under politicians. Mark Twain
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. Thomas Jefferson
A republic cannot succeed till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honor. Charles Darwin
I hope the Friends of Federal Government may be as successful in New York, as they have been in South Carolina. We had a tedious but trifling opposition to contend with. We had prejudices to contend with and sacrifices to make. Yet they were worth making for the good old cause. — People become more and more satisfied with the adoption, and if well administered, and administered with moderation they will cherish and bless those who have offered them a Constitution which will secure to them all the Advantages that flow from good government. Edward Rutledge
The essence and almost the quintessence of good government is to protect property and its rights.... The major business of government becomes, therefore, the problem of keeping in due subjection to law and order the dangerous mass of poor and vicious. Fisher Ames
The problem is that the energy in the Republican Party today is not directed at how to make government work better. It is directed against government. Paul Burka
Good government is the preservation of liberty, which in turn requires the absence of arbitrary, discretionary power in the chief magistrate. Eric Nelson
The worldwide demand for democratic government in the modern era arose due to the success of the countries practicing it. Michael Mandelbaum
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches David Hume
This is good government. We have divided government. To make divided government work you can’t ask each other to compromise core principles…. We ask each other to find common ground for the common good. Paul Ryan
In Cavan, Monaghan and Fermanagh they found the people very poor and unacquainted with the laws of good government, having been long subject to oppression and tyranny, as they shall ever be unless some men of more civility and understanding be seated among them, both to instruct and defend them; for it is death to the great lords that their followers should understand more than brute beasts. Arthur Chichester
Good public service is good practical politics…. My goal is to strengthen the [Republican] Party by bettering it.. Theodore Roosevelt
He serves his party best who helps to make it instantly responsive to every need of the people. Theodore Roosevelt
Parties are means for good government and not its ends. William Allan White
The good government of one man is the bad government of another Thomas Arnold
Good government is the result of popular and anti-popular principles blended together, rather than of the mere ascendency of either; the aim, therefore, is to prevent either from going too far. Thomas Arnold
Part of our struggle is to make the international community understand that we are a poor country not because there is an insufficiency of resources and investment, but because we are deprived of the basic institutions and practices that make for good government. Aung San Suu Kyi