Quotation Explorer - 'Govern'

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. - George Bernard Shaw
DISOBEY, v.t. To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity of a command. His right to govern me is clear as day, My duty manifest to disobey; And if that fit observance e'er I shut May I and duty be alike undone. Israfel Brown - Ambrose Bierce
I am a queen because I know how to govern myself. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Anarcho-capitalism: the realization that the only way to effectively govern the market is to have an effective market in governance. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
Life presents many challenges...Temptation is one of them.. And free will govern us all. We have the power to choose. - Lee Monroe
It takes great courage when you are suffering to see beyond your suffering to the clear relations between things, to the laws that cause and govern your suffering; it takes great courage to be ruthless with one's griefs. - Andre Harvey
When you really want something, and you couple that with an understanding of your nature, of your spiritual being, and the law that govern you, you will keep going, regardless of what's happened. Nothing will stop you. - Bob Proctor
Children are very nice observers, and they will often perceive our slightest defects. It general those who govern children forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves. - François Fénelon
Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. - William James
Fixed stars govern a life - Sylvia Plath
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. - Golda Meir
I am reminded that the children we birth do not belong to us. They belong to God. We are simply the vessel through which they arrive on this earth. We are appointed to care for and guide them; however, we must recognize when the time comes for them to govern their own lives. - Nancy B. Brewer
Laws of nature have no physical properties of mass /energy. They are platonic truths in transcendent realm that create & govern the Universe. - Deepak Chopra
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
There are three laws that govern our universe - laws of physics, laws of nature, and spiritual laws. Like the laws of physics and nature, spiritual laws are just as precise as any mathematics equation. - Truman Massey
It's not only the politician that can govern and lead a nation - Goitsemang Mvula
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. - Thomas Jefferson
How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese? - Charles De Gaulle
To govern is to correct. If you set an example by being correct, who would dare remain incorrect? - Confucius
Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition. - Alexander Hamilton
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. - Michel de Montaigne
You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing. - George Sand
There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues.
To govern is always to choose among disadvantages. - Charles de Gaulle
Let the people think they govern, and they will be governed. - William Penn
Govern thy life and thy thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other. - Thomas Fuller
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent. - Susan B. Anthony
I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind. - John G. Diefenbaker
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.
[Advise] the ruler to govern the state as one cooks a small fish -- that is, don't turn it so often in the pan that it disintegrates.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. - Thomas Jefferson
It is of the greatest important in this world that a man should know himself, and the measure of his own strength and means; and he who knows that he has not a genius for fighting must learn how to govern by the arts of peace. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants govern themselves. - Daniel Delgado F
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the governing of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. - Thomas Jefferson
Atheists say that religion is like wearing shackles. Religion sets forth laws that govern how we act, and countries set forth laws that govern how we act. Yet only one is like wearing shackles. - S.G
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge. - Lao-tzu
Simple the life, simpler will be your instincts, the laws that govern universe will obey your simplicity. - Santosh Kalwar
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose. - Mario Cuomo
There are two things that govern life.It is Positivity and Negativity.You can see life with a Positive eye or drag yourself into a Negative Action. - Jackson Taviri
Because of racism, he can't govern effectively' is not a great argument for re-election. - James Taranto
We teach them proper principles and let them govern themselves.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. - Lord Acton
God has called His creation to find satisfaction in a personal relationship with Him, and stop trying to manage the world by conforming it to our expectations, and to allow Him to govern His creation. He continues to say through an ancient Hebrew worship song, "Be still and know that I am God! - Charles R. Swindoll
America is a land where men govern, but women rule. - John Mason Brown
He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself. - Philip Massinger
The passions are the seeds of vices as well as of virtues, from which either may spring, accordingly as they are nurtured. Unhappy they who have never been taught the art to govern them! - Ann Radcliffe
Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves. - Francois de Fenelon
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese? - Charles de Gaulle
All natural laws retain the balance contained within the scope of that law, no man made law can do this. It is better to understand the natural laws that govern society then to create man made laws that will not work. - R.A.Delmonico
I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open? - Seneca
Why should we think upon things that are lovely Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. - William James
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