No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?charles de gaulle
Aspiring dictators sometimes win elections, and elected leaders sometimes govern badly and threaten their neighbors. ... History demonstrates that democracy usually follows good governance, not the reverse.rudy giuliani
All the wars and strifes between tribes, races, nations, from the beginning until now, have been the result of man's effort to govern himself and the world, rather than to submit to the government of God.david lipscomb
The exercise of authority is odious, and they who know how to govern, leave it in abeyance as much as possible.john lancaster spalding
I now speak of the sex in general. Many individuals have more sense than their male relatives; and some women govern their husbands without degrading themselves, because intellect will always govern.1792 AVindication of the Rights ofWoman, introduction.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class.john acton
May the Gods, if they did not die of boredom, never give you one of those flat kingdoms to govern; may lead you through mountain paths; may they give you for a companion a good Andalusian mule with eyes like wells, a brow like an anvil, and who stops dead in his tracks because he sees the shadow his ears make on the road in front of him.Émile chartier
There never did, there never will, and there never can, exist a Parliament, or any description of men, or any generation of men, in any country, possessed of the right or the power of binding and controlling posterity to the "end of time," or of commanding for ever how the world shall be governed, or who shall govern it; and therefore all such clauses, acts or declarations by which the makers of them attempt to do what they have neither the right nor the power to do, nor the power to execute, are in themselves null and void.thomas paine
God, who has given me so many Kingdoms to govern, has not given me a son fit to govern them.philip ii of spain
The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution…. There should be, therefore, great resistance to … redefining the category of rights deemed to be fundamental. Otherwise, the Judiciary necessarily takes to itself further authority to govern the country without express constitutional authority.byron white
The government have only a small majority in the House of Commons. I want to make it quite clear that this will not affect our ability to govern. Having been charged with the duties of Government we intend to carry out those duties.harold wilson
The rare individual who has learned to govern himself is too fed up with the labor of it to want to govern anybody else.henry s. haskins
In every premenstrual woman struggling to govern her temper, sky-cult wars again with earth-cult.camille paglia
I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.smith, joseph, jr.
Without self knowledge , without understanding the working and functions of his machine , man cannot be free , he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave .G. I. Gurdjieff, Quotations of Gurdjieff from In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching (1949) by P. D. Ouspensky
Because deliberation requires the public exercise of capacities for autonomy legitimacy derives in the first instance from citizens ’ participation in decision making. In deliberation citizens govern themselves and give themselves rules for common life .James Bohman, in Public Deliberation: Pluralism, Complexity, and Democracy, p.151
May I govern my passions with absolute sway, And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.Walter Pope, The Old Man's Wish.
If our free society is to endure, and I know it will, those who govern must recognize that the Framers of the Constitution limited their power in order to preserve human dignity and the air of freedom which is our proudest heritage.Writing in Reason and Passion: Justice Brennan's Enduring Influence (1997)
Kali-Ma...symbolizes the ultimate mystery in life- the mystery of sex. That Mai Kali will get the blood for which She asks unless quick action betaken...this is certain. Who governs India as a whole must govern by power.Flora Annie Steel, in The Law of the Threshold quoted in p.114
Agronomy is the science that, taking advantage of ecological principles, devices and tests new approaches, rules and means to govern the relationships between the different production factors in order to obtain an appropriate harvest.M.K. van Ittersum, ?S.C. van de Geijn (1997) Perspectives for Agronomy, p. 10
How can you govern a country where there are 246 different types of cheese?Attributed to Charles de Gaulle.
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