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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract.
Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
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.
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
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
An educated people can be easily governed.
Frederick the Great
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
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.
Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.
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