What we see in a democracy governed by representatives is not a government for the people but an organized conflict of interests that only results in the setting up of unstable balances of power. - Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Governments derive their just power from the consent of the governed - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. - George Bernard Shaw
I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians...and Christian values. What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. - Charles Darwin
How could a state be governed, or protected in its foreign relations if every individual remained free to obey or not to obey the law according to his private opinion. - Thomas Hobbes
It is important for all of us to understand that free people are not governed by rules. Here at Hillsdale we are governed by goals, and then the rules are very broad. - Larry P. Arnn
...all that we do is governed by the law of opposites in which every so-called positive act is exactly and equally balanced by its opposite.; - Tony Parsons
If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer. - Confucius
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. - Plato
If men will not be governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants. - William Penn
Civilisation and the life of nations are governed by the same laws as prevail throughout nature and organic life. - Ernst Haeckel
You're a survivor because everyday you make a choice not to be governed by their harsh words or actions. No one has the right to take away your happiness. - Assunta Harris
Wherever in the world a country is governed by spiritually ill, politically empty, ethically rotten and mentally stupid people, over there you can find nothing but chaos, tears and fire! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. - Golda Meir
Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?
The poor complain that they are governed badly. The rich complain that they are governed at all. - G. K. Chesterton
If a country is not governed well, all sort of disasters will become a routine of that country! - Mehmet Murat ildan
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books. - Voltaire
People who live according to the pure code of honor are not governed by the profit motive; they are governed by the thymotic urge, the quest for recognition. They seek the sort of glory that can be won only by showing strength in confrontation with death. - David Brooks
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. - Bertrand Russell
INTERREGNUM, n. The period during which a monarchical country is governed by a warm spot on the cushion of the throne. The experiment of letting the spot grow cold has commonly been attended by most unhappy results from the zeal of many worthy persons to make it warm again. - Ambrose Bierce
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato
Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence. - Maria Montessori
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Time may be defined as " dimension governed by activity." Dimension diminishes with inactivity so does the value of time. - Moutasem Algharati
Television is the first truly democratic culture -- the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again: and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered. - Gelett Burgess
The fortune of us that are the moon's men doth ebb and flow like the sea, being governed, as the sea is, by the moon. - William Shakespeare
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. - G.K. Chesterton
The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. - Daniel Webster
When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same. - Alexander Hamilton
Let the people think they govern, and they will be governed. - William Penn
If you think that you are living in a stupid country, you can be sure that you are being governed by the most stupid people! - Mehmet Murat ildan
In most people, the term consciousness identifies with that socially conditioned Ego. At a number of people this identification is so powerful that they are unaware that their life is governed by a socially conditioned mind. - Frank Wanderer
In framing a government, which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty is this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. - James Madison
religion, the most powerful of the elements which have entered into the formation of moral feeling, having almost always been governed either by the ambition of a hierarchy, seeking control over every department of human conduct, or by the spirit of Puritanism. - John Stuart Mill
Darkness is the world governed by SatanLight is the world governed by God.Which world will your live in ? - Lailah Gifty Akita
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
An nescis mi fili, quantilla prudentia regitur orbis? Dost thou not know, my son, with what little wisdom the world is governed?
[Mankind] is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes wrong, but no matter, the crowd follows it. - Mark Twain
People are governed by the head; a kind heart is of little value in chess. - Nicholas Chamfort
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. - George Bernard Shaw
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
Before my term has ended, we shall have to test anew whether a nation organized and governed such as ours can endure. The outcome is by no means certain. - John F. Kennedy
With the need for the self in the time of another / I left my seaport grim and dear / knowing good work could be made / in the state governed by both Hope and Despair. - Roman Payne
I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard. - William F. Buckley Jr.