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Govern Quotes

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Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

Related topics: Government Political

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern:
every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.
The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
- George MacDonald

 

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
- William Penn

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
- Golda Meir

Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous
independence and a devotion to the laws and principles
which govern the responsibilities of the office.
- Allen Weinstein

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A general presumption that Icings will govern well,
is not a sufficient security to the People...
those who subjected themselves to the will of a man
were governed by a beast.
- Algernon Sydney

No man is good enough to govern another man
without that other's consent.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes
if they could govern their tongues.
- George Dennison Prentice

Every cook has to learn how to govern the state.
- Vladimir Lenin

It's the government's obligation to look really to
the third parties to get the support to govern.
- Stephen Harper

The descendants of European immigrants do not govern
the United States of America today.
The foreign and domestic policies of the country are
made by the Jews and their lackeys.
- Julius Streicher

I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country,
it takes more than anger.
It takes experience.
It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people.
- Joe Lieberman

How can I govern others, who can't even govern myself?
- Francois Rabelais

I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from
God to help me govern my conduct.
And the first time I was very much afraid.
- Joan of Arc

One is that President Clinton, in his first two years of his term,
did not govern as he had campaigned.
- Ed Gillespie

Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects.
In general, those who govern children,
forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
- Francois Fenelon

If we dismiss from our minds the prejudice we may have
against the Indians we shall be able to more clearly
understand the impulses that govern both races.
- Nelson A. Miles

The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant
of power from the governed.
- William Henry Harrison

Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.
- Charles James Fox

First get an absolute conquest over thyself,
and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
- Thomas Fuller

You cannot govern, you cannot administrate,
with an ignoramus.
- Oriana Fallaci

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working
and functions of his machine,
man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he
will always remain a slave.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish.
Do not overdo it.
- Lao Tzu

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
- Michel de Montaigne

You campaign in poetry.
You govern in prose.
- Mario Cuomo

Who, then, will govern? The answer must be,
Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men,
as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
- Andrew Johnson

To govern mankind, one must not overrate them.
- Lord Chesterfield

What the government has to do, if it wants to govern for any length of time,
is it must appeal primarily to the third parties in
the House of Commons to get them to support it.
- Stephen Harper

Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making,
and by officers of their own appointment,
are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God.
- Orson Pratt

The church, inserted and active in human society and in history,
does not exist in order to exercise political power
or to govern the society.
- Claudio Hummes

But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen,
it governs me, I govern not it.
- Laurence Sterne

Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.
- Russell M. Nelson

Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge
of the laws that govern our property and lives?
- William H. Wharton

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their
immediate representatives.
- Alexander Hamilton

Obama is a statist.
He's an authoritarian.
He doesn't want to govern; he wants to rule.
- Rush Limbaugh

To administer is to govern: to govern is to reign.
That is the essence of the problem.
- Honore Gabriel Riquet

I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves.
If government would just get out of the way and allow
them to lead their lives as they choose,
they will succeed.
- Jesse Ventura

One cannot govern with 'buts'.
- Charles de Gaulle

I have no fear that the result of our experiment
will be that men may be trusted to
govern themselves without a master.
- Thomas Jefferson

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her,
half her strength must be concealment.
- George Eliot

You can only govern men by serving them.
The rule is without exception.
- Victor Kiam

The highest form of development is to govern one's self.
- Zerelda G. Wallace

A Democrat has to show the toughness to govern.
People don't doubt that Republicans will be tough.
- Al From

I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge
that even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern,
at least it is better than breaking them.
- Learned Hand

The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of
impeachment is that which subverts our system of government
or renders the president unfit or unable to govern.
- Charles Ruff

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war,
but I could not.
The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves,
and so the war came.
- Jefferson Davis

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon
become accustomed to no one governing.
- Vladimir Lenin

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons,
but not a hundred sons one father.
- George Herbert

The people have spoken.
Their decision is sovereign.
We all respect it...
I wish good luck to those who will now govern France.
- Alain Juppe

The problem is that the right doesn't need any ideas to govern,
but the left can't govern without ideas.
- Jose Saramago

He that would govern others, first should be Master of himself.
- Philip Massinger

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
- George Washington

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues,
and can moderate their desires more than their words.
- Baruch Spinoza

I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a
good commandment to live by,
it is good public policy to govern by.
That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare.
- Barbara Mikulski

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted
with the government of himself.
Can he, then be trusted with the government of others?
Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him?
Let history answer this question.
- Thomas Jefferson

Those who own the country ought to govern it.
- John Jay

The bishops will govern the Church, the priests will
do all the work and the deacons will have all the fun.
- Richard Cardinal Cushing

It is not difficult to govern.
All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
- Mencius

If we have only one that can govern,
and we chose him...
does that mean we're not democratic?
- Ahmed Ali

Finally, I want to make the point that we are Republicans.
We are the majority.
It is going to be a little more difficult because we
have to govern and come up with ideas.
- Jack Kingston

America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
- John Mason Brown

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach,
or governs well who wants to govern.
- Plato

Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives,
they should also govern it.
- Wilhelm Reich

I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland,
for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
- Elizabeth I

To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.
- Charles de Gaulle

To govern is to choose.
To appear to be unable to choose is to appear to be unable to govern.
- Nigel Lawson

None of us whether Men or Women but have so good an
Opinion of our own Conduct as to believe we are fit,
if not to direct others, at least to govern our selves.
- Mary Astell

There is an orderliness in the universe,
there is an unalterable law governing everything
and every being that exists or lives.
It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern
the conduct of living beings.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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