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Governs Quotes:

Attention may sound dull, but it is an essential aspect of consciousness. In fact, it governs what it is that we turn out to be conscious of, and therefore plays a part in the coming into being of whatever exists for us.

Iain McGilchrist

When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government – that is despotism.

Abraham Lincoln

That government is best which governs least.

Henry David Thoreau

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.

Plato

God made and governs the world invisibly, and has commanded us to love and worship him and no other God; to honor our parents and masters, and love our neighbours as ourselves; and to be temperate, just, and peaceable, and to be merciful even to brute beasts.

Isaac Newton

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.

Francis of Assisi

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations.

Edmund Burke

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.

Thomas Aquinas

‘Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.

Thomas Fuller

Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes the activity of the body.

Deepak Chopra

Law in general is human reason, inasmuch as it governs all the inhabitants of the earth: the political and civil laws of each nation ought to be only the particular cases in which human reason is applied.

Montesquieu

Although our body language governs the way other people perceive us, our body language also governs how we perceive ourselves and how those perceptions become reinforced through our own behavior, our interactions, and even our physiology.

Amy Cuddy

The sky is the source of light in nature – and governs everything.

John Constable

Wherever you see a man who gives someone else’s corruption, someone else’s prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.

John Jay Chapman

For millions of Americans who happen to be black or brown, that core bond of trust with the government that governs closest to you, is too often broken.

Joy Reid

Your tendency to be inward-directed or outward-directed is huge; it governs every part of the way you live and work and love.

Susan Cain

We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture.

Moshe Sharett

In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.

Oscar Wilde

Although England, and the rest of the United Kingdom, possesses momentous constitutional texts and significant statutes, since the 1600s there has been no systematic attempt to codify the powers and limits of the British executive and the rights of those it governs.

Linda Colley

The biggest problem for the Republican Party has never been its primary calendar, its campaign tactics, or a lack of trainings. The party’s biggest problem is what it believes, what it says, and how it governs.

Donna Brazile

How a candidate runs shapes how a president governs.

George Packer

The thought about Republicans is, we’re supposed to be Jeffersonian. That government governs the best that governs the least.

Pat Robertson

The Tory party is at is strongest when it is in tune with the hopes and aspirations of Britain’s hard-working, law-abiding majority, and when it governs through clear Conservative principles.

Priti Patel

I consider myself an activist who governs.

Andrew Gillum

I have not met, in Afghanistan, in even the most remote community, anybody who does not want a say in who governs them. Most remote community, I have never met a villager who does not want a vote.

Rory Stewart

The Internet was invented in an age when our entire approach to regulation has been extremely lax, and so you’d think, ‘OK, there might be a law on the books that governs how these corporations can handle our data.’

Franklin Foer

I learned that the problems that we have are not solved by blaming somebody else, and that our hope is not in who governs us as a nation. It’s not in Mitt Romney or Barack Obama or Ron Paul. Our hope is in the power of God and his gospel working in the hearts of people.

Kirk Cameron

My real adversary has no name, no face, no party. It will never be elected, yet it governs – the adversary is the world of finance.

Francois Hollande

There are standards of the game that FIFA governs and promises to uphold.

Abby Wambach

There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection, who does not understand that it is one Being who both created all things and governs them with the same energy by which He created them.

Lactantius

In the first quarter of the nineteenth century the experimental proof for the interdependence of the composition and properties of chemical compounds resulted in the theory that they are mutually related, so that like composition governs like properties, and conversely.

Wilhelm Ostwald

I love learning about the science that governs the universe around us and want to share the delight of discovering how things work and why.

Randall Munroe

My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies.

Todd Gitlin

The facts of science are real enough, and so are the techniques that scientists use, and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith.

Rupert Sheldrake

The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them.

Hermann Ebbinghaus

January is the beginning of a new year for us in the Western world. Let us give to God what belongs to him: the first hours of our day, the first month of the year, the first of our increase, the first in every area of our life. It’s devoted… The principle of first fruits is that when you give God the first, he governs the rest and redeems in.

Paula White

Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world.

Polykarp Kusch

Gather all Leaves in the hour of that Planet that governs them.

Nicholas Culpeper

The government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel, so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities.

Jose Rizal

Exposing police lying is difficult largely because it is rare for the police to admit their own lies or to acknowledge the lies of other officers. This reluctance derives partly from the code of silence that governs police practice and from the ways in which the system of mass incarceration is structured to reward dishonesty.

Michelle Alexander

There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans.

Greta Garbo

The ability to choose who governs us, and the freedom to change laws we do not like, were secured for us in the past by radicals and liberals who took power from unaccountable elites and placed it in the hands of the people.

Michael Gove

Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.

Susan Sontag

But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen, it governs me, I govern not it.

Laurence Sterne

It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least. It is equally true that that government is best which provides most.

Walter Lippmann

The liberal vision of America is that it should be less arrogant, less unilateral, more internationalist. In Obama’s view, America would subsume itself under a fuzzy internationalism in which the international community, which I think is a fiction, governs itself through the U.N.

Charles Krauthammer

Nature governs man by no principle more fixed than that which leads him to pursue his interest.

John Tyler

I believe that all centers that appear in space – whether they originate in biology, in physical forces, in pure geometry, in color – are alike simply in that they all animate space. It is this animated space that has its functional effect upon the world, that determines the way things work, that governs the presence of harmony and life.

Christopher Alexander

On the other hand, if the free world is concerned with how a new Palestinian leader governs, then the peace process will have a real chance to succeed.

Natan Sharansky

And, indeed, though they differ concerning other things, yet all agree in this: that they think there is one Supreme Being that made and governs the world, whom they call, in the language of their country, Mithras.

Thomas More

It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.

Christopher Lasch

The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.

Maximilien Robespierre

What is Govern?

The Government shall conduct the policies, actions and affairs of  (state, organization, or people) with authority.