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Govern Themselves Sayings By Philip K. Dick: If men are too blind to govern themselves, how can they be trusted to govern If men are too blind to govern themselves, how can they be trusted to govern others? — Philip K. Dick
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Oliver H. Woshinsky: Literate, affluent, self-confident people do not like living under either dictatorship or chaos. As more Literate, affluent, self-confident people do not like living under either dictatorship or chaos. As more nations move into modernity and find themselves populated with educated, competent citizens, leaders will find it harder to govern those citizens without providing them the democratic rights that they are going to insist on anyway. — Oliver H. Woshinsky
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Francois Fenelon: Children are very nice observers, and they will often perceive our slightest defects. It general Children are very nice observers, and they will often perceive our slightest defects. It general those who govern children forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves. — Francois Fenelon
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Muammar Al-Gaddafi: When everyone is part of the people's congress, what need is there for an opposition? When everyone is part of the people's congress, what need is there for an opposition? Opposition to what? You oppose a government! If there is no government, and the people govern themselves on their own, what are they going to oppose? Something that isn't there? — Muammar Al-Gaddafi
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Ray Lewis: The refs are so confused themselves because there's so many rules. It's like, 'Oh my The refs are so confused themselves because there's so many rules. It's like, 'Oh my gosh I've never seen this many rules in my life.' And everybody's trying to govern this and justify that. — Ray Lewis
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: Men can never escape being governed. Either they must govern themselves or they must submit Men can never escape being governed. Either they must govern themselves or they must submit to being governed by others. — Theodore Roosevelt
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Jimmy Carter: The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act of faith, a promise to Americans and to the entire world. The Declaration of Independence declared that people can govern themselves, that they can live in freedom with equal rights, that they can respect the rights of others. — Jimmy Carter
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Heather Marsh: Direct democracy is lazy anarchy, for people who don't want to be governed but are Direct democracy is lazy anarchy, for people who don't want to be governed but are too lazy to govern themselves. They want participation served to them. — Heather Marsh
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Chuck Wendig: Mon wants this transition to be as peaceable as possible. That is, of course, a Mon wants this transition to be as peaceable as possible. That is, of course, a noble goal. And in late nights the chancellor confided in Leia that she is wisely struck by the fear of what happened the first time the parasite of Palpatine squirmed under the skin. How easy it was for him to prey on the anxieties of the galaxy. How simple it was for him to turn system against system by stoking the fires of xenophobia, anger, selfishness. (And here Luke's voice echoes in her mind: The ways and tools of the dark side, Leia.) How do you form an Empire? By stealing a Republic. And how do you steal a Republic? By convincing its people that they cannot govern themselves - that freedom is their enemy and that fear is their ally. Palpatine — Chuck Wendig
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Hampton Sides: I think of America not so much as a single country but as a constellation I think of America not so much as a single country but as a constellation of groups out there competing for air time, energetically expressing themselves and luxuriating in their right to govern themselves. Freedom is that great vaunted word that's always applied to our country - and rightly so. — Hampton Sides
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Adolf Hitler: Should the ruling hand show signs of weakness in such a State the result will Should the ruling hand show signs of weakness in such a State the result will not be to cause a kind of hibernation of the State but rather to awaken the individualist instincts which are slumbering in the ethnological groups. These instincts do not make themselves felt as long as these groups are dominated by a strong central will-to-govern. The danger which exists in these slumbering separatist instincts can be rendered more or less innocuous only through centuries of common education, common traditions and common interests. — Adolf Hitler
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Mark Helprin: But the long tunnels of art through which I walked in Rome that day had But the long tunnels of art through which I walked in Rome that day had no ragged edges, cowardly colors, or shades of pastel that didn't know what to do with themselves. The wisdom, perfection, and beauty of the colors and forms I passed were more than enough, in their collectivity, to hint at the principles which govern the hereafter, whatever that may be. Indeed, even a detail of one painting can offer solid direction in this regard if one knows how to look — Mark Helprin
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Ronald Reagan: Great nations which fail to meet their responsibilities to God are consigned to the dust Great nations which fail to meet their responsibilities to God are consigned to the dust bin of history. We grew from that small, weak republic which had as its assets spirit, optimism, faith in God and an unshakeable belief that free men and women could govern themselves wisely. We became the leader of the free world, an example for all those who cherish freedom. If we are to continue to be that example-if we are to preserve our own freedom-we must understand those who would dominate us and deal with them with determination. — Ronald Reagan
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Matthew Kelly: Freedom is not simply the circumstances that allow you to do whatever you want. Freedom Freedom is not simply the circumstances that allow you to do whatever you want. Freedom is not only the opportunity to choose. Freedom is the strength of character to choose and to do what is right. With that in mind, our age is not an age of freedom, but an age of slavery. It is subtle, but it is real. The foundation of freedom is not power or choice. Freedom is upheld not by men and women in government, but by people who govern themselves. — Matthew Kelly
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Thomas Hobbes: The most part of men, though they have the use of reasoning a little way, The most part of men, though they have the use of reasoning a little way, as in numbering to some degree; yet it serves them to little use in common life; in which they govern themselves, some better, some worse, according to their differences of experience, quickness of memory, and inclinations to several ends; but specially according to good or evil fortune, and the errors of one another. — Thomas Hobbes
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Eleanor Roosevelt: Our children must learn ... to face full responsibility for their actions, to make their Our children must learn ... to face full responsibility for their actions, to make their own choices and cope with the results ... the whole democratic system ... depends upon it. For our system is founded on self-government, which is untenable if the individuals who make up the system are unable to govern themselves. — Eleanor Roosevelt
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Eric Metaxas: The founders understood that for people to govern themselves, two things that had never before The founders understood that for people to govern themselves, two things that had never before existed must be brought into existence simultaneously. The first had never existed in the unadulterated form in which it would exist now; and the second had really never existed at all. Both spoke to an understanding of mankind that was corroborated by observation and history and that was, in the founders' estimation, a biblical understanding of things. Each of the two things answered a particular question and solved a particular problem: The first understood that man was fallen, and the second understood that he could be redeemed. The — Eric Metaxas
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Rhys Bowen: Idealistic? Ruddy stupid, if you'll pardon the language, miss,: Mr Roberts said. "All this talk Idealistic? Ruddy stupid, if you'll pardon the language, miss,: Mr Roberts said. "All this talk about power for the people and down with the ruling classes and everyone should govern themselves. It can never happen, I told him. The ruling classes are born to rule. They know how to do it. You take a person like you or me and you put us up there to run a country and we'd make a ruddy mess of it. — Rhys Bowen
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Henry Ward Beecher: There is no liberty to men whose passions are stronger than their religious feelings; there There is no liberty to men whose passions are stronger than their religious feelings; there is no liberty to men in whom ignorance predominates over knowledge; there is no liberty to men who know not how to govern themselves. — Henry Ward Beecher
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Leon Panetta: If the Iraqis fail to implement the reforms, if they fail to get a handle If the Iraqis fail to implement the reforms, if they fail to get a handle on the violence, there's nothing the United States can do, militarily or otherwise, that can solve those problems. They have to assume the primary responsibility to govern themselves. — Leon Panetta
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Joseph Goebbels: Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies.Aristocracy with the meaning - the Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies.Aristocracy with the meaning - the best are ruling.Peoples do never govern themselves. That lunacy was concocted by liberalism. Behind its people's sovereignty the slyest cheaters are hiding, who don't want to be recognized. — Joseph Goebbels
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Algernon Sidney: A general presumption that Icings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the 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 Sidney
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Daniel Delgado F.: Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants govern themselves. — Daniel Delgado F.
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Rosslyn Elliott: Because we live in a democracy, and the people can't govern themselves well if they Because we live in a democracy, and the people can't govern themselves well if they don't know the truth about the world we live in. What if our rich citizens never hear of the poverty and suffering of the rest of the city? Why should they ever give to charity or vote for reform? — Rosslyn Elliott
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Govern Themselves Sayings By Gary Hansen: I believe that the United States government was set up with the help of God, I believe that the United States government was set up with the help of God, and it is the closest government in the world to how God would have men govern themselves. — Gary Hansen
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Govern Themselves Sayings By George Orwell: For long periods the High seem to be securely in power, but sooner or later For long periods the High seem to be securely in power, but sooner or later there always comes a moment when they lose either their belief in themselves or their capacity to govern efficiently, or both. They are then overthrown by the Middle, who enlist the Low on their side by pretending to them that they are fighting for liberty and justice. As soon as they have reached their objective, the Middle thrust the Low back into their old position of servitude, and themselves become the High. — George Orwell
Govern Themselves Sayings By Walter M. Miller Jr.: Ignorance is king. Many would not profit by his abdication. Many enrich themselves by means Ignorance is king. Many would not profit by his abdication. Many enrich themselves by means of his dark monarchy. They are his Court, and in his name they defraud and govern, enrich themselves and perpetuate their power. Even literacy they fear, for the written word is another channel of communication that might cause their enemies to become united. Their weapons are keen-honed, and they use them with skill. They will press the battle upon the world when their interests are threatened, and the violence which follows will last until the structure of society as it now exists is leveled to rubble, and a new society emerges. I am sorry. But that is how I see it. — Walter M. Miller Jr.
Govern Themselves Sayings By Thomas Paine: (To the newly graduated)There never did, there never will, and there never can exist a (To the newly graduated)
There never did, there never will, and there never can exist a parliament, or any description of men, or any generation of men, in any country, possessed of the right or the power of binding and controlling posterity to the "end of time", or of commanding for ever how the world shall be governed, or who shall govern it; and therefore all such clauses, acts or declarations, by which the makers of them attempt to do what they have neither the right nor the power to do, nor the power to execute, are in themselves null and void. Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself, in all cases, as the ages and generations which preceded it ... Man has no property in man; neither has any generation a property in the generations which are to follow. — Thomas Paine
Govern Themselves Sayings By Joel Bakan: Corporations now govern society, perhaps more than governments themselves do; yet ironically, it is their Corporations now govern society, perhaps more than governments themselves do; yet ironically, it is their very power, much of which they have gained through economic globalization, that makes them vulnerable. — Joel Bakan
Govern Themselves Sayings By Benjamin Disraeli: Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand. — Benjamin Disraeli
Govern Themselves Sayings By James Madison: Quotes. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own Quotes. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. — James Madison
Govern Themselves Sayings By Keith Ellison: The people who lead us are of us. We put them in office and we The people who lead us are of us. We put them in office and we can take them out. America proves that the people can govern themselves. — Keith Ellison
Govern Themselves Sayings By Cormac McCarthy: And maybe no better. There is no government in Mexico. Hell, there's no God in And maybe no better. There is no government in Mexico. Hell, there's no God in Mexico. Never will be. We are dealing with a people manifestly incapable of governing themselves. And do you know what happens with people who cannot govern themselves? That's right. Others come in to govern for them. — Cormac McCarthy
Govern Themselves Sayings By Oscar Wilde: Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly
that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to oneself. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion
these are the two things that govern us. — Oscar Wilde
Govern Themselves Sayings By Barack Obama: The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state. — Barack Obama
Govern Themselves Sayings By Howard Rheingold: You can't have an industrial revolution, you can't have democracies, you can't have populations who You can't have an industrial revolution, you can't have democracies, you can't have populations who can govern themselves until you have literacy. The printing press simply unlocked literacy. — Howard Rheingold
Govern Themselves Sayings By Orson Pratt: Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God. — Orson Pratt
Govern Themselves Sayings By Steven Pressfield: The paradox seems to be, as Socrates demonstrated long ago, that the truly free individual The paradox seems to be, as Socrates demonstrated long ago, that the truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery. While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them. — Steven Pressfield
Govern Themselves Sayings By Anonymous: The people cannot govern themselves, they must be governed by somebody. If they will not The people cannot govern themselves, they must be governed by somebody. If they will not do their duty without being half forced and half humbugged, somebody must force them and humbug them. Some energetic and capable minority must always be in power. Well, I am on the side of the energetic minority whose principles I agree with. The Revolution is as cruel as we were; but its aims are my aims. Therefore I stand for the Revolution. — Anonymous
Govern Themselves Sayings By Philippa Gregory: Men command the world that they know . Everything that men know they make their Men command the world that they know . Everything that men know they make their own. Everything that they learn, they claim for themselves. They are like the alchemists who took for the laws that govern the world, and then want to own them and keep them secret. Everything they discover,they hug to themselves: they shape knowledge into their own selfish image. What is left to us women but the realms of the unknown? — Philippa Gregory
Govern Themselves Sayings By Neal Stephenson: They say that in D.C., all the museums and the monuments have been concessioned out They say that in D.C., all the museums and the monuments have been concessioned out and turned into a tourist park that now generates about 10 percent of the Government's revenue.
The Feds could run the concession themselves and probably keep more of the gross, but that's not the point. It's a philosophical thing. A back-to-basics thing. Government should govern. It's not in the entertainment industry, is it? Leave entertaining to Industry weirdos
people who majored in tap dancing. Feds aren't like that. Feds are serious people. Poli-sci majors. Student council presidents. Debate club chairpersons. The kinds of people who have the grit to wear a dark wool suit and a tightly buttoned collar even when the temperature has greenhoused up to a hundred and ten degrees and the humidity is thick enough to stall a jumbo jet. The kinds of people who feel most at home on the dark side of a one-way mirror. — Neal Stephenson
Govern Themselves Sayings By Henry Ward Beecher: It is for men to choose whether they will govern themselves or be governed. It is for men to choose whether they will govern themselves or be governed. — Henry Ward Beecher
Govern Themselves Sayings By Chuck Wendig: How do you steal a Republic? By convincing its people that they cannot govern themselves How do you steal a Republic? By convincing its people that they cannot govern themselves - that freedom is their enemy and that fear is their ally. — Chuck Wendig
Govern Themselves Sayings By Harvey J. Kaye: Paine's texts may be selectively read and variably interpreted, but as much as those on Paine's texts may be selectively read and variably interpreted, but as much as those on the political right can quote and try to command him, Paine himself was no conservative. He was a radical, a revolutionary democrat. He fought to liberate men and women from the authoritarianism of states, classes, and churches and to empower them to think for and govern themselves.13 — Harvey J. Kaye
Govern Themselves Sayings By Albert Camus: The religion of reason quite naturally establishes the Republic of law and order. The general The religion of reason quite naturally establishes the Republic of law and order. The general will is
expressed in laws codified by its representatives. "The people make the revolution, the legislator makes
the Republic." "Immortal, impassive" institutions, "sheltered from the temerity of man," will govern in
their turn the lives of all men by universal accord and without possibility of contradiction since by
obeying the laws all will only be obeying themselves — Albert Camus
Govern Themselves Sayings By James Madison: Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both — James Madison
Govern Themselves Sayings By Sarah Deer: Rape is more of a fundamental threat to self-determination of tribal nations than the drawbacks Rape is more of a fundamental threat to self-determination of tribal nations than the drawbacks federal reform could ever be. Rape and child sexual abuse are directly related to most of the social challenges tribal nations face, and when people are hurting, they cannot effectively govern themselves or provide guidance and support for the children in the community. — Sarah Deer
Govern Themselves Sayings By Mike Pence: Our founders insisted that protecting the states' power to govern themselves was vital to limit Our founders insisted that protecting the states' power to govern themselves was vital to limit the power of Washington and preserve freedom. — Mike Pence
Govern Themselves Sayings By Joseph Smith Jr.: I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves. I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves. — Joseph Smith Jr.
Govern Themselves Sayings By John Roberts: There's a lot of the Midwest and the West in Justice Rehnquist's approach to constitutional There's a lot of the Midwest and the West in Justice Rehnquist's approach to constitutional law. And by that I mean a recognition that people know pretty well how to govern themselves, that government that is closest to the people is apt to be more responsive to their legitimate concerns and needs. — John Roberts
Govern Themselves Sayings By Will Durant: [Voltaire] theoretically prefers a republic, but he knows its flaws: it permits factions which, if [Voltaire] theoretically prefers a republic, but he knows its flaws: it permits factions which, if they do not bring on civil war, at least destroy national unity; it is suited only to small states protected by geographic situation, and as yet unspoiled and untorn with wealth; in general "men are rarely worthy to govern themselves." Republics are transient at best; they are the first form of society, arising from the union of families; the American Indians lived in tribal republics, and Africa is full of such democracies. but differentiation of economic status puts an end to these egalitarian governments; and differentiation is the inevitable accompaniment of development. — Will Durant
Govern Themselves Sayings By Thomas Szasz: It is mainly by resisting authority that the individual defines himself. This is why authoritieswhether It is mainly by resisting authority that the individual defines himself. This is why authorities
whether parental, priestly, political, or psychiatric
must be careful how and where they assert themselves; for while it is true that the more they assert themselves the more they govern, it is also true that the more they assert themselves the more opportunities they offer for being successfully denied. — Thomas Szasz
Govern Themselves Sayings By Abraham Lincoln: We must settle this question now whether in a free government the minority have the We must settle this question now
whether in a free government the minority have the right to break it up whenever they choose. If we fail, it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves. — Abraham Lincoln
Govern Themselves Sayings By Mary Wollstonecraft: Some women govern their husbands without degrading themselves, because intellect will always govern. Some women govern their husbands without degrading themselves, because intellect will always govern. — Mary Wollstonecraft
Govern Themselves Sayings By Lord Acton: It is easier to find people fit to govern themselves than people fit to govern It is easier to find people fit to govern themselves than people fit to govern others. — Lord Acton
Govern Themselves Sayings By Aldous Huxley: Given a fair chance, human beings can govern themselves, and govern themselves better Given a fair chance, human beings can govern themselves, and govern themselves better — Aldous Huxley
Govern Themselves Sayings By Kerry Greenwood: The difficulty, my asclepid, is not to govern people, but to make them govern themselves, The difficulty, my asclepid, is not to govern people, but to make them govern themselves, — Kerry Greenwood
Govern Themselves Sayings By Martin Luther King Jr.: I often feel like saying, when I hear the question 'People aren't ready,' that it's I often feel like saying, when I hear the question 'People aren't ready,' that it's like telling a person who is trying to swim, 'Don't jump in that water until you learn how to swim.' When actually you will never learn how to swim until you get in the water. And I think people have to have an opportunity to develop themselves and govern themselves. — Martin Luther King Jr.
Govern Themselves Sayings By Michael Laitman: A pyramid of souls exists, based on the desire to receive. At the base of A pyramid of souls exists, based on the desire to receive. At the base of the pyramid are many souls with small desires, earthly, looking for a comfortable life in an animal-like manner: food, sex, sleep. The next layer comprises fewer souls, those with the urge to acquire wealth. These are people who are willing to invest their entire lives in making money, and who sacrifice themselves for the sake of being rich.

Next are those that will do anything to control others, to govern and reach positions of power. An even greater desire, felt by even fewer souls, is for knowledge; these are scientists and academics, who spend their lives engaged in discovering something specific. They are interested in nothing but their all-important discovery.

Located at the zenith of the pyramid is the strongest desire, developed by only a small few, for the attainment of the spiritual world. All these levels are built into the pyramid. — Michael Laitman
Govern Themselves Sayings By Ivan Illich: The machine-like behavior of people chained to electronics constitutes a degradation of their well-being and The machine-like behavior of people chained to electronics constitutes a degradation of their well-being and of their dignity which, for most people in the long run, becomes intolerable. Observations of the sickening effect of programmed environments show that people in them become indolent, impotent, narcissistic and apolitical. The political process breaks down because people cease to be able to govern themselves; they demand to be managed. — Ivan Illich
Govern Themselves Sayings By Arthur Helps: Those who are successfully to lead their fellow-men, should have once possessed the nobler feelings. Those who are successfully to lead their fellow-men, should have once possessed the nobler feelings. We have all known individuals whose magnanimity was not likely to be troublesome on any occasion; but then they betrayed their own interests by unwisely omitting the consideration, that such feelings might exist in the breasts of those whom they had to guide and govern: for they themselves cannot even remember the time when in their eyes justice appeared preferable to expediency, the happiness of others to self-interest, or the welfare of a State to the advancement of a party. — Arthur Helps
Govern Themselves Sayings By Hubert H. Humphrey: I believe that each of us can make a difference. That what is wrong can I believe that each of us can make a difference. That what is wrong can be made right. That people possess the basic wisdom and goodness to govern themselves without conflict. — Hubert H. Humphrey
Govern Themselves Sayings By Al Gore: Faith in the power of reason - the belief that free citizens can govern themselves Faith in the power of reason - the belief that free citizens can govern themselves wisely and fairly by resorting to logical debate on the basis of the best evidence available, instead of raw power - was and remains the central premise of American democracy. This premise is now under assault. — Al Gore
Govern Themselves Sayings By Celia Mcmahon: You know when it comes to who should govern themselves, we have old people talking You know when it comes to who should govern themselves, we have old people talking around tables," Jimmi says. "When you throw religion into the mix, you have a whole new set of problems. You can't say one has nothing to do with the other because that is simply not true. You have to change the government before we set religious freedoms. People like Firo and Clavis, they just don't want to suppress people. They want wealth and power. It's hard to find those who don't. — Celia Mcmahon
Govern Themselves Sayings By Raghuram G. Rajan: Our goal should be to make decision makers internalize the full consequences of their decisions, Our goal should be to make decision makers internalize the full consequences of their decisions, rather than prevent them from making decisions altogether [...] But we tend to reform under the delusion that the regulated institutions and the markets they operate in are static and passive, and that the regulatory environment will not vary with the cycle. Ironically, faith in draconian regulation is strongest at the bottom of the cycle, when there is little need for participants to be regulated. By contrast, the misconception that markets will govern themselves is most widespread at the top of the cycle, at the point of maximum danger to the system. We need to acknowledge these differences and enact cycle-proof regulation, for a regulation set against the cycle will not stand. To have a better chance of creating stability throughout the cycle--of being cycle-proof--new regulations should be comprehensive, nondiscretionary, contingent, and cost-effective. — Raghuram G. Rajan
Govern Themselves Sayings By Thomas Hobbes: There are very few so foolish that they had not rather govern themselves than be There are very few so foolish that they had not rather govern themselves than be governed by others. — Thomas Hobbes
Govern Themselves Sayings By Jesse Ventura: I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed. — Jesse Ventura
Govern Themselves Sayings By Oscar Wilde: People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course, they are charitable. They feed the hungry and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion - these are the two things that govern us. And yet - — Oscar Wilde
Govern Themselves Sayings By Bob Kerrey: If you look beyond the short term violence and instability, you do see significant activities If you look beyond the short term violence and instability, you do see significant activities on the part of the Iraqi people that indicate they understand the commitment necessary to govern themselves. It's not clear how they will do it, but it never is. — Bob Kerrey
Govern Themselves Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: Who will govern the governors? There is only one force in the nation that can Who will govern the governors? There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves. They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the corruption of power, and of restoring the nation to its rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the safest depository of the ultimate powers of government. — Thomas Jefferson
Govern Themselves Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: Our greatest duty to our children is to love them first. Secondly, it is to Our greatest duty to our children is to love them first. Secondly, it is to teach them. Not to frighten, force, or intimidate our children into submission, but to effectively teach them so that they have the knowledge and tools to govern themselves. — Richelle E. Goodrich
Govern Themselves Sayings By Samuel Johnson: I do not wonder that, where the monastick life is permitted, every order finds votaries, I do not wonder that, where the monastick life is permitted, every order finds votaries, and every monastery inhabitants. Men will submit to any rule, by which they may be exempted from the tyranny of caprice and of chance. They are glad to supply by external authority their own want of constancy and resolution, and court the government of others, when long experience has convinced them of their own inability to govern themselves. — Samuel Johnson
Govern Themselves Sayings By Orestes Augustus Brownson: But American statesmen have studied the constitutions of other states more than that of their But American statesmen have studied the constitutions of other states more than that of their own, and have succeeded in obscuring the American system in the minds of the people, and giving them in its place pure and simple democracy, which is its false development or corruption. Under the influence of this false development, the people were fast losing sight of the political truth that, though the people are sovereign, it is the organic, not the inorganic people, the territorial people, not the people as simple population, and were beginning to assert the absolute God-given right of the majority to govern. All the changes made in the bosom of the States themselves have consisted in removing all obstacles to the irresponsible will of the majority, leaving minorities and individuals at their mercy. This tendency to a centralized democracy had more to do with provoking secession and rebellion than the anti-slavery sentiments of the Northern, Central, and Western States. — Orestes Augustus Brownson
Govern Themselves Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master. — Thomas Jefferson