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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Governing, Government
 
A hated government does not last long.  Seneca.  1
A smile for a friend and a sneer for the world is the way to govern mankind.  Benjamin Disraeli.  2
Any government is preferable to an anarchy.  Cato the younger.  3
Constitutional government can never go on without lying.  Bolingbroke.  4
For forms of government let fools contest,
Whate’er is best administered is best.  Pope.
  5
Govern thyself, and you will be able to govern the world.  Chinese.  6
He is unfit to manage public affairs who knows not how to rule at home his household.  Ford.  7
He is unworthy to govern who governs not himself.  French.  8
Impartial vigor and example are the best means of governing.  Chinese.  9
No government is safe unless it be fortified by good will.  Nepos.  10
Rewards and punishments are the basis of a good government.  11
Such is the government, such is the people.  Italian.  12
Temperate climates run into moderate governments.  Swift.  13
That is the best government in which an injury to one is the concern of all.  Solon.  14
The choice of the people is the surest and best title to reign over them.  Gibbon.  15
The greatest of all evils is a weak government.  Benjamin Disraeli.  16
The hearts of the people are the only legitimate foundations of empire.  Chinese.  17
The right divine to govern wrong.  Pope.  18
Those who cannot govern themselves must be governed.  Dr. Johnson.  19
 
 
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