quotes tagged with 'govern'

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

Author: Lord Acton, Source: letter to Mary Gladstone, 24 April 1881Saved by ImaWriterIII in politics government danger party class corrupt govern lordacton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

Author: William Penn, Source: 1693Saved by ImaWriterIII in government govern citizens williampenn 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.


There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

Author: Daniel Webster, Source: Speech delivered in New York, March 15th, 1837.Saved by dtbrewer in freedom authority intentions goodintentions govern wellintentioned 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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