Governance Quotes

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Thomas Paine
“Let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarcy, that in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other.”
Thomas Paine

Robert A. Heinlein
“The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Thomas Jefferson
“In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.”
Thomas Jefferson

Nwaocha Ogechukwu
“No matter how an individual views Satan, whether they believe that he is a real character or that he is just the product of literary scholars and imaginations, no one can deny that each one of us has an aspect of the devil within us. By studying the character and nature of Satan, we learn about ourselves; and the more we know about ourselves, the better we can fight our own personal demons—metaphorical or otherwise—in order to create a better tomorrow”
Nwaocha Ogechukwu

نجيب محفوظ
“العلاقة بين الحاكم والمحكوم تتقرر بطريقة خفية كما في الحب، ويمكن أن يقول إن أظفر الحكام بقلوب المحكومين هو أعظمهم احتراما لإنسانيتهم، وليس بالخبز وحده يحيا الإنسان!”
نجيب محفوظ, السمان والخريف

Aristotle
“The legislator should direct his attention above all to the education of youth; for the neglect of education does harm to the constitution. The citizen should be molded to suit the form of government under which he lives. For each government has a peculiar character which originally formed and which continues to preserve it. The character of democracy creates democracy, and the character of oligarchy creates oligarchy.”
Aristotle

Glenn Greenwald
“A president who is burdened with a failed and unpopular war, and who has lost the trust of the country, simply can no longer govern. He is destined to become as much a failure as his war.”
Glenn Greenwald, A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency

Israelmore Ayivor
“Leaders say "no" to corruption. Anyone playing a role in governance, and is not ready to do this is not a leader.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

“Our national emblem has four lions but unfortunately we have highlighted more lambs and wolfs than real lions of our country.”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

“Bill C-9 was supposed to be a budget bill, but it came with innumerable measures that had little or nothing to do with the nation's finances. It was, as critics put it, the advance of the Harper agenda by stealth, yet another abuse of the democratic process. The bill was a behemoth. It was 904 pages, with 23 separate sections and 2,208 individual clauses....

As a Reform MP, [Stephen Harper] .... said of one piece of legislation that 'the subject matter of the bill is so diverse that a single vote on the content would put members in conflict with their own principles.' The bill he referred to was 21 page long -- or 883 pages shorter than the one he was now putting before Parliament.”
Lawrence Martin, Harperland: The Politics Of Control

Jim Paredes
“We were all ready to die for the country but what we did not discover was we have to live for the country.”
Jim Paredes

“Our democracy is a government by the liars and for the hypocrites.”
Ifeoluwa Egbetade

Robert E.  Davis
“Laws continue to be enacted, and the regulatory environment has become more complex due to unacceptable conduct remediation. Consequently, entities continue to be compelled to demonstrate compliance with legal mandates through documented assurance assessments.”
Robert E. Davis, Assuring IT Legal Compliance

“Human rights don't trickle down.”
Heather Marsh, Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale

Robert E.  Davis
“Since knowledge and ideas are an important part of cultural heritage, social interaction and business transactions, they retain a special value for many societies. Logically, if the associated electronically formatted information is valued, preventive and detective measures are necessary to ensure minimum organizational impact from an IPR security breach.”
Robert E. Davis, IT Auditing: Assuring Information Assets Protection

Philip Pullman
“She had suddenly realized something about people like this -- whether they were businessmen, policemen, civil servants, hotel proprietors, landlords, or what: it was that they didn't mean what they said. They never told the truth. What they seemed to be doing -- catching criminals, buying and selling, banking, administering, making things -- wasn't the real business of their lives at all. It was a cover. They were only playing at it, and they didn't even do it well, because they didn't believe in it. The real, secret business of their lives lay in keeping power for people like themselves. That was all they really cared about, and they were desperately serious about it, because the thought of losing the little power they had was terrifying to them: and they didn't mind what damage they did to truth or honesty or justice in the struggle to hang on to it.”
Philip Pullman, The Shadow in the North

Robert E.  Davis
“Potential stakeholders usually rely upon governance elements prior to investing their time, talent, and/or money.”
Robert E. Davis, IT Auditing: Assuring Information Assets Protection

Frank Herbert
“Democracy is susceptible to being led astray by having scapegoats paraded in front of the electorate. Get the rich, the greedy, the criminals, the stupid leader and so on ad nauseam.”
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

S. Evan Townsend
“All governments, even these precious “democracies,” derive all their power by force. Do something the government doesn’t want, like, say, cross the street against the light, refuse to submit to its authority, and it won’t be long before they’ll use some form of force, usually a weapon and the threat of death or injury, to compel you to comply.”
S. Evan Townsend, Hammer of Thor

Amit Kalantri
“State first, subject second, statesman last.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Change can only take place if we desire the change.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Go the extra mile to do the undone, but work within your limits, and in doing so also, don’t be a coward to question things within your limit that are not all that right, and don’t be too arrogant or proud or be filled with excessive knowledge to do things which might though be within your limit, yet out of limit, for you must live and leave nothing, but distinctive and lasting footprints!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Pearl Zhu
“Corporate governance is to make sure that management is doing its job properly.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Boardroom: 100 Q&as

“There are seemingly parallel origins of Nature’s God in America and China’s Mandate of Heaven. These twin concepts created socio-political forces for public good and orderly governance, and a unique cultural ethos (related to the Creator of the Universe in America and the Son of Heaven in China) is deeply rooted in both societies. Each concept is physically yet stealthily manifested in the architectural designs of the two capital cities, Beijing and Washington.”
Patrick Mendis, Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a New Pacific World Order

“In politics, it often pays to be ahead of the curve. That holds true for corporate governance too, even more so when politics enter the equation.”
Mmanti Umoh

Amit Kalantri
“A nation with minimum laws will have maximum laughter.”
Amit Kalantri, One Bucket of Tears

“In Confucian thought, individuals practice moral virtue both by restraining themselves and pursuing their own interests. This is a dual push-and-pull process. In today’s China, the latter is taken care of by capitalism and commerce. The former, however, needs to be taken care of by the rule of law. Otherwise, the system of governance is corrupted by unrestrained individual desires and selective enforcement of ‘virtue’ or law.”
Patrick Mendis, Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a New Pacific World Order

“Within this historic and optimistic future in mind, I have made no value judgment of the destiny bestowed on each nation. For all this, however, leadership matters; so do the institutional structures and the system of political governance.”
Patrick Mendis, Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a New Pacific World Order

“If the parents rebuke the daughter for her mistakes, it's called 'governance', but if a husband rebukes his wife for her mistakes, then it's called 'violence against women' Why? The parents scold the daughter for her safety; similarly the husband scolds his wife for her welfare, right?”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“If the parents rebuke the daughter for her mistakes, it's called 'governance', but if a husband rebukes his wife for her mistakes, then it's called 'violence against women'. Why? The parents scold the daughter for her safety; similarly the husband scolds his wife for her welfare, right?”
Md. Ziaul Haque

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