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Men still have to be governed by deception.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
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.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Starbucks has stores in America in many, many communities that are governed by many, many different municipalities. Starbucks cannot dictate to a municipality in Cincinnati or Kansas City or Sacramento how or why or when there should be a recycling program.
Mention the name George W. Bush in mixed company, and you're likely to spark a lot of debate and emotion - hot and cold, good and bad. Not a lot of neutral reaction. He was elected in the most controversial contest in American electoral history and governed during one of the most tumultuous decades.
The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible. Or, what's impossible? What's a fantasy?
In any society that is governed by the rule of law, some form of morality is always imposed. It's inescapable.
The reason advertising is governed by fear, after all, is that most agencies rely on just a few clients to bring in the lion's share of their revenues.
Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.
Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed.
The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
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
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?
Whatever your religious persuasion, if you believe that that the universe is governed by benign forces, at some point you have to explain why there is so much suffering, misfortune and misery in the world.
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.
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.
And my Christianity, first and foremost, governed the way that I tried to deal with people.
The world cannot be governed without juggling.
Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
I have always believed that the material world is governed by nonmaterial sources, so that in that sense 'English Music' is an exercise in the spiritual as well as the material. I have always been attracted to the Gothic and spiritual imagination, and I've always been interested in visionaries.
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.
All I wanted was for the public to be able to have a say in how they are governed. That is a milestone we left a long time ago.
A building or a town will only be alive to the extent that it is governed in a timeless way. It is a process which brings order out of nothing but ourselves; it cannot be attained, but it will happen of its own accord, if we will only let it.
My choice of films has never been governed by money. That is perhaps why I don't have a very fancy bank account. I'd rather get respect and creative satisfaction through my work than just earn money.
Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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