One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.
Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.
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.
The whole argument with the anti-suffragists, or even the critical suffragist man, is this: that you can govern human beings without their consent.
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?