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The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
William Ralph Inge
Order is manifestly maintained in the universe... governed by the sovereign will of God.
James Prescott Joule
The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract.
A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If there are other worlds elsewhere in the universe, I would conjecture they are governed by the same laws of natural selection.
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.
Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
An educated people can be easily governed.
Frederick the Great
I live in Realville, and my problem is that I'm governed by logic. And some of the claims that are made by people on the left just don't hold up.
The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Here's a notion: Peace in the Middle East would come about more easily if the region were governed by women.
Statisticians tell us that people underestimate the sheer number of coincidences that are bound to happen in a world governed by chance.
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.
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.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Men still have to be governed by deception.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
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.
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?
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.
The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
The world cannot be governed without juggling.
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.
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.
Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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