65 Policy Quotes On Success In Life

These policy quotes will inspire you. Policy, a set of guidelines or rules that determine a course of action or a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging policy quotes, policy sayings, and policy proverbs.

Best Policy Quotes

  1. “The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.” ~ George McGovern
  2. “I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  3. “A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  5. “Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade-offs and affects different groups differently.” ~ Joseph Stiglitz
  6. “By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.” ~ Albert Camus
  7. “Honesty is the best policy.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  8. “Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.” ~ William E. Gladstone

  9. “Naturally, the common people don’t want war … but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.” ~ Hermann Goring
  10. “It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.” ~ Jerome K. Jerome
  11. “Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  12. “Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.” ~ Mark Twain

  13. “It’s been my policy to view the Internet not as an ‘information highway,’ but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.” ~ Mike Royko
  14. “Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  15. “Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare, or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity?” ~ Paul Ryan
  16. “You do the policy, I’ll do the politics.” ~ Dan Quayle

  17. “Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.” ~ Mao Zedong
  18. “Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.” ~ Eric Alterman
  19. “Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.” ~ Edmund Burke
  20. “The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.” ~ Ramsey Clark

  21. “Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.” ~ Bill Gates , Life policy quotes
  22. “If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt, I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it’s fixed.” ~ David Hackworth
  23. “Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy.” ~ Stephen Harper
  24. “The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger

  25. “The greatest difference between now and 1964, when I began teaching, is that public policy has pretty much eradicated the dream of Martin Luther King.” ~ Jonathan Kozol
  26. “I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  27. “Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke , Foreign policy quotes
  28. “The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

  29. “I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  30. “Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it’s terrible politics. It’s a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.” ~ Tom Tancredo
  31. “Nonsense! It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn’t a global Islam.” ~ Zbigniew Brzezinski
  32. “Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.” ~ Quintus Tullius Cicero

  33. “This strategy represents our policy for all time. Until it’s changed.” ~ Marlin Fitzwater
  34. “Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.” ~ Joe Klein
  35. “The foundations of democratic transition should be laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy that is supported by various policy tools, and implemented wisely” ~ Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  36. “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.” ~ William Shakespeare

  37. “It is bad policy to regulate everything… where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone which can only be promoted by interfering social power.” ~ Friedrich List
  38. “It has been my policy not to respond to each of the many canards which have been part of the campaign to discredit my investigation, nor to waste time trying to prove negatives.” ~ Jim Garrison
  39. “I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.” ~ Mangosuthu Buthelezi
  40. “I just did not discuss my personal life, my sexuality with the media. That was my policy.” ~ Greg Louganis

  41. “In my 31 years in Congress, I have seen a lot of changes. We made some substantial policy changes that have improved our parks system and our public lands.” ~ Ralph Regula
  42. “Foreign policy can mean several things, not only foreign policy in the narrow sense. It can cover foreign policy, relations with the developing world, and enlargement as well.” ~ Romano Prodi
  43. “We respect opposition to any position or policy. But we believe that the opinion that should prevail and be respected is that of the majority.” ~ King Hussein I
  44. “Bill Clinton’s foreign policy experience stems mainly from having breakfast at the International House of Pancakes.” ~ Pat Buchanan

  45. “I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  46. “Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm for other Labour policy disasters. No one tells the voters that crime is falling: let them stay scared senseless.” ~ Polly Toynbee
  47. “Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country’s never been the same since.” ~ W. Averell Harriman
  48. “Our Cuba policy didn’t make much sense during the Cold War and makes even less sense now.” ~ Stephen Walt

  49. “It is longstanding U.S. policy that we will talk to the Iranians anytime, anywhere, on any subject, with no preconditions. So far, they have not taken us up on our offer.” ~ Howard Berman
  50. “Some newspapers have a hands-off policy on favored politicians. But it’s generally very small newspapers or local TV stations.” ~ Bob Woodward
  51. “The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy.” ~ Aaron McGruder
  52. “Honesty’s the best policy.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  53. “We have the most flexible and adaptive economy. Making sure we sustain the ability of the American economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy.” ~ John W. Snow
  54. “Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  55. “In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.” ~ Gerald R. Ford
  56. “I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

  57. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  58. “Put simply, the Bush administration policy in the Middle East is continuing to fail.” ~ Jerome Corsi
  59. “Handcuffing the ability of states and localities to develop clean fuels in the cheapest possible way, using local resources, is not sound or sensible policy.” ~ Jan Schakowsky
  60. “The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy, moreover, is likely to be perverse. High interest rates enter into costs and thus exert inflationary pressure, as well as inhibiting the expansion of capacity or the introduction of cost -reducing capital improvements.” ~ William Vickrey
  61. “Its pretty rare for companies to have a snooping policy, although it is getting more common.” ~ David R. Ellis

  62. “I’d like to do policy and I’d like to do philosophy, I’d like to be able to get into the depth, into the meat of the argument – that’s the kind of stuff I want to do.” ~ Jonathan Krohn
  63. “Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.” ~ Mike DeWine
  64. “Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time – or never.” ~ James Baker
  65. “Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy.” ~ Trent Lott

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