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

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

“The key to holding a logical argument or debate is to allow oneself to understand the other person’s argument no matter how divergent their views may seem.”
Auliq Ice

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

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

Naguib Mahfouz
“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

Thomas Jefferson
“The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.”
Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America

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

“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

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, MBA, CISA, CICA, Assuring IT Legal Compliance

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

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, MBA, CISA, CICA, IT Auditing: Assuring Information Assets Protection

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

Mao Zedong
“If we have shortcomings, we are not afraid to have them pointed out and criticized, because we serve the people. Anyone, no matter who, may point out our shortcomings. If he is right, we will correct them. If what he proposes will benefit the people, we will act upon it.”
Mao Tse-tung

Louis Yako
“Yes, make no mistake, racism (like sexism, patriotism, and ethnonationalism) is a form of governance in that it consistently prevents change and maintains the status quo by deflecting attention from the core issues; by pitting people against each other. In doing so, it blinds most people from seeing who the real enemy is. Racism as a form of governance makes people waste all their energy in the wrong places as well as channel all the hatred and bitterness against the wrong populations (Blacks, immigrants, foreigners, and so on).”
Louis Yako

Louis Yako
“Like many types of criminals who may often be a product of ills that exist in their society, racists are often products of similar ills – they are the uninformed hand pulling a trigger of a gun handed down to them by a vicious system of indoctrination.”
Louis Yako

“Every Crown shall serve the people not the people to serve the crown.”
Njau Kihia

Mango Wodzak
“All governance is a sophisticated form of slavery.”
Mango Wodzak, Topsy-Turvy World - Vegan Anarchy

புதுமைப்பித்தன்
“ஆட்சி மனித பலவீனத்தின் புறச்சின்னம்”
புதுமைப்பித்தன், அதிகாரம் யாருக்கு?

“The demise of our social ethics under the debris of political dirt has revealed over the time the public goods of prosperity or progression are nothing but a fairy tale.”
Qamar Rafiq

“True democratic governance is doing what your people want, not just what you want for your people.”
Peter-Cole C. Onele

C. Wright Mills
“Among the means of power that now prevail is the power to manage and to manipulate the consent of men. That we do not know the limits of such power—and that we hope it does have limits—does not remove the fact that much power today is successfully employed without the sanction of the reason or the conscience of the obedient.”
C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination

Aleister Crowley
“In brief, we govern by a mixture of lying and bullying.”
Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley
“In brief, we govern by a mixture of lying and bullying." ---(From the pamphlet: The Scientific Solution of the Problem of Government.)”
Aleister Crowley

“Some Ghanaian intellectuals still cling to the notion that our current problems are the deliberate attempts by imperialism to thwart our efforts at development. The imperialism and neo colonialism rhetoric belongs to the 1950s and 1960s. The real problem is how we run our own affairs.”
George B.N. Ayittey, quoting Vincent Mensah

“...between 1957 and 1990 there were more than 150 African heads of state and only six relinquished power voluntarily.”
George B.N. Ayittey, Africa Betrayed

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