The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
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 economy is not governed with the bottom half in mind.
When you've moved past a point where you're just scrambling for jobs, you think about the things that you want to do. And the things that you want to do are governed by what you've seen, what you choose to embrace.
An educated people can be easily governed.
The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
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.
Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
The world is governed by opinion.
The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.
In any society that is governed by the rule of law, some form of morality is always imposed. It's inescapable.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
No one could seriously dispute that almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of North Africa except Morocco, all of the Middle East except Israel and Jordan and most of the oil-rich states, and the entire former British Indian Empire were better governed by Europeans.
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