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Governed Quotes

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I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

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It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed,
when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge

An educated people can be easily governed.
- Frederick The Great

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster

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

He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they
are not so well governed as they ought to be shall
never want attentive and favorable hearers.
- Richard Hooker

The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed
by the same rules of formal confrontation.
- Angela Carter

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,
have governed my life: the longing for love,
the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
- Bertrand Russell

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
- Henry Fielding

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

The economy is not governed with the bottom half in mind.
- William Greider

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature,
both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state
of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Daily life is governed by an economic system in which
the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Our relations with the Indians have been governed chiefly by treaties and trade,
or war and subjugation.
- Nelson A. Miles

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
- Nicolas Chamfort

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

And to say that society ought to be governed by the
opinion of the wisest and best,
though true, is useless.
Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
- Thomas Babington

Without forgiveness life is governed by...
an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
- Roberto Assagioli

What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent
of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.
- Woodrow Wilson

Women ought to have representatives,
instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct
share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

That is because the conflict with al Qaeda is not governed
by the Geneva Conventions,
which applies only to international conflicts between
states that have signed them.
- John Yoo

It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations;
but it would be truer to say they are governed by the
weakness of their imaginations.
- Walter Bagehot

The more a race is governed by its passions,
the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument,
the more intense will be its love of music.
- Stendhal

The human race is governed by its imagination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

We are a nation in which freedom is alive in the squares and streets,
in the daily work of the communications media,
in the open relationship between the governing and the governed.
- Vicente Fox

I think your life is governed not by the bricks or mortar around you,
it's governed by who holds your hand and who spits in your eye.
- David McCallum

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The world cannot be governed without juggling.
- John Selden

The world is governed by institutions that are not democratic -
the World Bank,
the IMF, the WTO.
- Jose Saramago

George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though
he lost the popular vote,
he governed as if he had won by acclamation.
- Tony Snow

The world is governed by very different personages
from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed.
- Josiah Strong

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
- William Penn

Men still have to be governed by deception.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy.
I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream,
a certain language governed it.
- Jacques Derrida

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed
by that maxim is not an honest man.
- Richard Whately

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Order is manifestly maintained in the universe...
governed by the sovereign will of God.
- James Prescott Joule

Who today is willing to say that Texas and California
and the remainder of the Southwest would be better
off if they were governed by Mexico?
- Stephen Ambrose

Men are governed by lines of intellect -
women: by curves of emotion.
- James Joyce

A state is better governed which has few laws,
and those laws strictly observed.
- Rene Descartes

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
- Confucius

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine
of the consent of the governed,
and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle
that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
- Leland Stanford

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster,
can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

This weakening is worsened by the widening distance
between the governed and their governments.
- Jacques Delors

Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates,
and the magistrates obey the law.
- Solon

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly;
the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

And my Christianity, first and foremost,
governed the way that I tried to deal with people.
- Mike Pence

Man, as a physical being, is like other bodies governed by invariable laws.
- Charles de Secondat

In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself.
I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull
of a fabric is governed by gravity.
- Marianne Moore

Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which
the many are governed by the few.
- David Hume

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
- Samuel Adams

In fact, I think that Governor Clinton,
when he was running, and President Clinton,
when he was serving, actually governed with a wide
range of advisors and a perspective that blended the
best of ideas from the center and the left.
- John Podesta

Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon,
an exception.
It has become the class privilege of the wage earner,
a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever
life is governed by production quotas.
- Gunther Grass

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies.
Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution
affirms a life of liberty,
equality and fraternity.
Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
- B. R. Ambedkar

If the Church is a living body united to the same head,
governed by the same laws, and pervaded by the same Spirit,
it is impossible that one part should be independent of all the rest.
- Charles Hodge

Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial
state to the world community.
Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state;
economically and technically,
we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets.
- Christian Lous Lange

If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation
with the same approximation,
that is all we require, and we should say that the
phenomenon had been predicted,
that it is governed by the laws.
- Henri Poincare

It is important to recognize the differences between
the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism.
The treatment of those detained at Abu Ghraib is governed
by the Geneva Conventions,
which have been signed by both the U.S.
and Iraq.
- John Yoo

The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems,
and amplified their exploits with the highest praises,
yet very frequently confess that all things are held
together and governed by one spirit or mind.
- Lactantius


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