"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."
"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."
"No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent."
"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
"For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries."
"The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders."
"When I wrote 'The West Wing,' the juice behind it was that in popular culture, our leaders in government are generally portrayed as Machiavellian, or as idiots. I thought, well, how about writing about a group of hyper-competent people?"
"Without the ability to talk about government power, there's no way for citizens to make sure this power isn't being misused."
"Social Security got passed because John D. Rockefeller was sick of having to take money out of his profits to pay for his workers' pension funds. Why do that, when you can just let the government take money from the workers?"