"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."
"Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion."
"Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government."
"Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them."
"Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance."
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
"A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy."
"Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues."
"It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws."
"The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it."