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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
We can either be governed by fear - fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border - or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that's America at its best.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Here, in this very first paragraph of the Declaration, is the assertion of the natural right of all to the ballot; for how can 'the consent of the governed' be given if the right to vote be denied?
Susan B. Anthony
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
B. R. Ambedkar
An educated people can be easily governed.
Frederick the Great
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
We have a political culture of intimidation, of favoring, of patronage, and of fear, and that is no way for a community to be governed.
The human being is a self-propelled automaton entirely under the control of external influences. Willful and predetermined though they appear, his actions are governed not from within, but from without. He is like a float tossed about by the waves of a turbulent sea.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
William Henry Harrison
Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
The Declaration calls us to recognize the inherent equality of all people. And when it becomes unmistakably evident that a government is denying the governed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it's the right of people to establish a new government to secure these unalienable rights.
True is the saying: 'In order to make the world tranquil and happy, the nation must first be well governed!'
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
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.
Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.
To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed.
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