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No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
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.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Anyone who thinks they stand apart from society and defies all which govern its existence has less in common with the lone wolf patriot standing up to dystopic forces of oppression - a myth - and more in common with the disease known as cancer - a harsh reality.
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.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Charles de Gaulle
It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
Susan B. Anthony
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.
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
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
I don't want to govern the Palestinians. I don't want them as subjects of Israel or as citizens of Israel. I want them to have their own independent state but a demilitarized state.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
George Bernard Shaw
Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
Those who own the country ought to govern it.
If we weren't born with anti-social passions - narcissism, envy, lust, meanness, greed, hunger for power, just to name the more obvious - why the need for so many laws, whether religious or secular, that govern behavior?
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
John F. Kennedy
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