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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
Democracy is a daring concept - a hope that we'll be best governed if all of us participate in the act of government. It is meant to be a conversation, a place where the intelligence and local knowledge of the electorate sums together to arrive at actions that reflect the participation of the largest possible number of people.
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
The human being is a self-propelled automaton entirely under the control of external influences. Willful and predetermined though they appear, his actions are governed not from within, but from without. He is like a float tossed about by the waves of a turbulent sea.
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.
People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
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
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
William Henry Harrison
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
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 Macaulay
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
Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Biology is a software process. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, each governed by this process. You and I are walking around with outdated software running in our bodies, which evolved in a very different era.
In any society that is governed by the rule of law, some form of morality is always imposed. It's inescapable.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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