Quotation Explorer - 'Governs'

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 golden rule of cats that governs all relationships we have with people: you scratch my back, you scratch my back.
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever. - Oscar Wilde
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. - Benjamin Franklin
That government is best which governs least. - Thomas Paine
Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship - Thomas Fuller
Man's ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and sustains the creation and its creatures. - Alfred A. Montapert
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners. - Lawrence Sterne
Peace has in it trust in the Lord, that He governs all things, provides all things, and leads to a good end. - Emanuel Swedenborg
Who is wise? He that learns from every One. Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. - Benjamin Franklin
The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual. - Maximilien Robespierre
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely. - Benjamin Franklin
Understanding moulds the life of a man and governs it. - Sunday Adelaja
Imagination governs the world. - Napoléon Bonaparte
That government is best which governs the least because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson
I believe that the government that governs best is a government that governs least, and by these standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq. - Stephen Colbert
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