Quotes: govern

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    Grammar, which can govern even Kings.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    A community is like the ones who govern it.
  • Algernon Sydney
    Algernon Sydney
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    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.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country.
  • John Mason Brown
    John Mason Brown
    American drama critic and author 1900-1969
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    America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?
  • Omar Nelson Bradley
    Omar Nelson Bradley
    American Army general 1893-1981
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    Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    For just experience tells, in every soil, I that those that think must govern those that toil.

    Source: The Traveller

  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Fortune and humor govern the world.
  • P. Massinger
    P. Massinger
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    He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.
  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    American statesman 1757-1804
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    Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
  • Charles de Gaulle
    Charles de Gaulle
    French statesman 1890-1970
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    How can you govern a country with two hundred and forty six varieties of cheese?
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