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There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans.
The government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel, so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities.
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.
John Jay Chapman
I believe that all centers that appear in space - whether they originate in biology, in physical forces, in pure geometry, in color - are alike simply in that they all animate space. It is this animated space that has its functional effect upon the world, that determines the way things work, that governs the presence of harmony and life.
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.
That government is best which governs least.
Henry David Thoreau
'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen, it governs me, I govern not it.
I learned that the problems that we have are not solved by blaming somebody else, and that our hope is not in who governs us as a nation. It's not in Mitt Romney or Barack Obama or Ron Paul. Our hope is in the power of God and his gospel working in the hearts of people.
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
And, indeed, though they differ concerning other things, yet all agree in this: that they think there is one Supreme Being that made and governs the world, whom they call, in the language of their country, Mithras.
The liberal vision of America is that it should be less arrogant, less unilateral, more internationalist. In Obama's view, America would subsume itself under a fuzzy internationalism in which the international community, which I think is a fiction, governs itself through the U.N.
We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture.
The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.
Brutes are governed by their appetites and impulses. Savages are but little removed in this respect from brutes. Brutish men and coarse natures are mostly led by their impulses, appetites and passions. The true nobility of our nature is evinced by self-control, which restrains, governs and subdues the impulses, appetites, passions and desires.
Joseph P. Bradley
My real adversary has no name, no face, no party. It will never be elected, yet it governs - the adversary is the world of finance.
Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes the activity of the body.
The thought about Republicans is, we're supposed to be Jeffersonian. That government governs the best that governs the least.
Your tendency to be inward-directed or outward-directed is huge; it governs every part of the way you live and work and love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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