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Governed Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Governed Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

An educated people can be easily governed.
- Frederick The Great

 

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed,
when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge

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In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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.
- Daniel Webster

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
- Golda Meir

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
- William Penn

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

Daily life is governed by an economic system in which
the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
- Raoul Vaneigem

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations;
but it would be truer to say they are governed by the
weakness of their imaginations.
- Walter Bagehot

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature,
both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state
of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The more a race is governed by its passions,
the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument,
the more intense will be its love of music.
- Stendhal

A state is better governed which has few laws,
and those laws strictly observed.
- Rene Descartes

The world is governed by very different personages
from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The economy is not governed with the bottom half in mind.
- William Greider

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine
of the consent of the governed,
and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle
that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
- Leland Stanford

Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates,
and the magistrates obey the law.
- Solon

Man, as a physical being, is like other bodies governed by invariable laws.
- Charles de Secondat

I think your life is governed not by the bricks or mortar around you,
it's governed by who holds your hand and who spits in your eye.
- David McCallum

We are a nation in which freedom is alive in the squares and streets,
in the daily work of the communications media,
in the open relationship between the governing and the governed.
- Vicente Fox

In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself.
I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull
of a fabric is governed by gravity.
- Marianne Moore

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly;
the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which
the many are governed by the few.
- David Hume

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
- Henry Fielding

The human race is governed by its imagination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
- Confucius

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
- Nicolas Chamfort

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

The world is governed by institutions that are not democratic -
the World Bank,
the IMF, the WTO.
- Jose Saramago

A general presumption that Icings will govern well,
is not a sufficient security to the People...
those who subjected themselves to the will of a man
were governed by a beast.
- Algernon Sydney

And my Christianity, first and foremost,
governed the way that I tried to deal with people.
- Mike Pence

Women ought to have representatives,
instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct
share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent
of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.
- Woodrow Wilson

Men still have to be governed by deception.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

And to say that society ought to be governed by the
opinion of the wisest and best,
though true, is useless.
Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
- Thomas Babington

Who today is willing to say that Texas and California
and the remainder of the Southwest would be better
off if they were governed by Mexico?
- Stephen Ambrose

The world cannot be governed without juggling.
- John Selden

George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though
he lost the popular vote,
he governed as if he had won by acclamation.
- Tony Snow

Without forgiveness life is governed by...
an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
- Roberto Assagioli

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster,
can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed
by that maxim is not an honest man.
- Richard Whately

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
- Samuel Adams

The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant
of power from the governed.
- William Henry Harrison

As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed.
- Josiah Strong

This weakening is worsened by the widening distance
between the governed and their governments.
- Jacques Delors

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed
by the same rules of formal confrontation.
- Angela Carter

Our relations with the Indians have been governed chiefly by treaties and trade,
or war and subjugation.
- Nelson A. Miles

He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they
are not so well governed as they ought to be shall
never want attentive and favorable hearers.
- Richard Hooker

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
- William Penn

In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy.
I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream,
a certain language governed it.
- Jacques Derrida

That is because the conflict with al Qaeda is not governed
by the Geneva Conventions,
which applies only to international conflicts between
states that have signed them.
- John Yoo

Men are governed by lines of intellect -
women: by curves of emotion.
- James Joyce

Order is manifestly maintained in the universe...
governed by the sovereign will of God.
- James Prescott Joule

The assumption that nature is all there is,
and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places,
makes it possible for natural science to be confident
that it can explain such things as how life began.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the
breadth of the morality by which they are governed.
Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership;
and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests.
- Chester Irving Barnard

Any long work in which poetry is persistent,
be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession
of separate poetic experiences governed into a related
whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
- John Drinkwater

If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation
with the same approximation,
that is all we require, and we should say that the
phenomenon had been predicted,
that it is governed by the laws.
- Henri Poincare

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

In fact, I think that Governor Clinton,
when he was running, and President Clinton,
when he was serving, actually governed with a wide
range of advisors and a perspective that blended the
best of ideas from the center and the left.
- John Podesta

It is important to recognize the differences between
the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism.
The treatment of those detained at Abu Ghraib is governed
by the Geneva Conventions,
which have been signed by both the U.S.
and Iraq.
- John Yoo

The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems,
and amplified their exploits with the highest praises,
yet very frequently confess that all things are held
together and governed by one spirit or mind.
- Lactantius


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