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There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.
Obama is a statist. He's an authoritarian. He doesn't want to govern; he wants to rule.
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen, it governs me, I govern not it.
America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
John Mason Brown
I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.
Charles de Gaulle
Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it.
Those who own the country ought to govern it.
The U.S. automotive industry has been selling cars the same way for over 100 years, and there are many laws in place to govern exactly how that is to be accomplished.
One of the main ways that leadership stays in power is by, in various ways, convincing people that they should just let those who are in government govern: 'Trust us. Trust me. Just let us take care of things. Stay out of it.' Your opinions don't really matter. You are isolated. You are insignificant.
I think we are realising that governments can't govern us any more.
To govern mankind, one must not overrate them.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
In the White House, you can be on the pitcher's mound or you can be in the catcher's position. Put points on the board. Show people you can govern. Deliver on what you said you were going to deliver on.
Not by the forces of civil war can you govern the very weakest woman. You can kill that woman, but she escapes you then; you cannot govern her. No power on earth can govern a human being, however feeble, who withholds his or her consent.
It is easy to see what many people, women especially, admire about Sarah Palin. Here is a mother of five who can see the bright side of having a child with Down syndrome and still find the time and energy to govern the state of Alaska.
As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.
Mobile communications and pervasive computing technologies, together with social contracts that were never possible before, are already beginning to change the way people meet, mate, work, war, buy, sell, govern and create.
Before, Europe was about treaties, laws and our sovereign right to govern ourselves. Now, it's about everyday lives.
We should govern our actions by assuming that people are more good than bad. Whereas, most of our social policies dictate that people are more bad than good. That you know if you do something, it'll be seized by the rich to exploit the poor.
James D. Watson
What is new is that environmentalism intensely illuminates the need to confront the corporate domain at its most powerful and guarded point - the exclusive right to govern the systems of production.
People know more about baseball players' contracts than they do about the policies that govern the fate of our children's lives in twenty years. Think about it. People used to say, the whole time I was growing up, 'Do you want to bring a child into this world?' That's pretty dire.
It has always seemed to me that those who are without power, who have to create their own in a makeshifit way, know more about life than those who govern.
The task of the media in a democracy is not to ease the path of those who govern, but to make life difficult for them by constant vigilance as to how they exercise the power they only hold in trust from the people.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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