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Definition of Self-Government

Self-Government

  1. The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.
  2. Hence, government of a community, state, or nation by the joint action of the mass of people constituting such a civil body; also, the state of being so governed; democratic government; democracy.

Self-Government Quotations

A people morally and intellectually equal to self-government must also be equal in self-defence.
Jefferson Davis

We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.
Kwame Nkrumah

In ancient China, self-government was highly developed both in community life and in personal life. The custom of mutual protection and assistance was widespread. The organization and regulations of local self-government were clearly defined and strictly applied. Individual self-control was even more strongly emphasized.
Chiang Kai-shek

That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together.
Jeff Miller

Russian democracy is the power of the Russian people with their own traditions of national self-government, and not the realisation of standards foisted on us from outside.
Vladimir Putin
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