Top 111 Governing Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Governing Quotes from famous people such as Susan Collins, Hugo Chavez, Chris Sununu, Estelle Morris, Kevin de Leon, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. Th

I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican. But Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country.
Susan Collins
I wish Obama would focus on governing the United States and would forget his country’s imperialist pretensions.
Hugo Chavez
We will not let bureaucracy stand in the way of governing.
Chris Sununu
Headteachers and governing bodies run schools and that won’t change.
Estelle Morris
Democrats are very good at governing. When it comes to messaging, I’m not too sure about.
Kevin de Leon
I do not support a North American Union. I disagree fundamentally with that, and I think the United States should be governing itself and not being governed by multilateral unions, the United Nations.
Sam Brownback
Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish – too much handling will spoil it.
Lao Tzu
ESG investing poses particular concerns under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or Erisa, the federal law governing private retirement plans.
Eugene Scalia
My goal was to do the best job I could in governing the state of Wisconsin, in some cases making very tough decisions to have to bring our spending in line with the resources we had at the state level.
Scott McCallum
In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear.
Breyten Breytenbach
The public, unlike our governing elite, are not obsessed by race and sex. They are rightly interested only in the contents of the person’s character.
Peter Hitchens
The issue for us is rebuilding a governing majority that is comfortable with differences that can transcend the divisiveness and unify behind the principles that we know our party has succeeded on.
Eric Cantor
If the first year of the Trump administration has made anything clear, it’s that experience, knowledge, education and political wisdom matter tremendously. Governing is something else entirely from campaigning. And perhaps, most important, celebrities do not make excellent heads of state.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
We in the Labour party know better than most that opposition is the easy part. What’s more difficult is governing and setting out an agenda for government.
Lucy Powell
Leaders of the various Iraqi elements will likely have their own militias, and there will be endless rounds of brinkmanship on the road to post-Islamic State boundaries, governing structures, and distribution of power and resources.
David Petraeus
The history of the outbreak of war 100 years ago and of the collapse of the fragile balance of power in Europe in the summer of 1914 is a disturbing tale of the failure of the governing elites and the military, but also of diplomacy.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes.
William Greider
It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil.
James Fenimore Cooper
It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man – social and political – and to the entire universe as a whole.
Dmitri Mendeleev
I don’t think the federal government should be a part of everything. I think that governing should be done state-by-state… so that you can tailor your governing to the people’s needs.
Stacey Dash
I think that Minnesota is different because we are proving that tri-partisan government could work, that you do not need to necessarily be a Democrat or a Republican to be successful at governing.
Jesse Ventura
What I will say is that there is no governing body in strongman. There’s no federation. There’s no group of people or person that overlooks the sport, or says that this is a world record, or ‘we’ll count this as a world record.’
Brian Shaw
Like Hillary Clinton in the United States, Kuczynski is a prototypical member of the trans-American governing class, with deep roots in both the private and public sector and its revolving-door relationship between Washington think tanks, the State Department, and high-level Latin American ministries.
Greg Grandin
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved – commitment to a scenario.
Jean Baudrillard
Working with Roshni gives me lot of confidence. When I started SSN – in 1994, after a windfall gain from HCL-HP then – I was OK to do it alone. My brother, who was supposed to head it, passed away. We had a governing council to run it. That was a leap of faith, and we didn’t know where we will get.
Shiv Nadar
There are people in the public sector with a range of experiences that have no equivalent in business, but are essential to governing, like keeping a kid in school or helping someone get and hold a job. The value of those skills can’t easily be measured against a bottom line.
Dee Dee Myers
Irrespective of their party affiliation or wishes on the matter, those governing from 10 Downing Street now have to take on much of the aura and role of head of state. And this is bound to have heavy consequences for their family.
Linda Colley
In each colony in 1750 were to be found two sets of governing organizations, – the local and the general.
Albert Bushnell Hart
I do think hubris played a role here as well, the belief that the Lusitania was too big and too fast to ever be caught by any submarine, and that, in any case, no U-boat commander would think to attack the ship because to do so would violate the long-held rules governing naval warfare against merchant shipping.
Erik Larson
The problem is the far left isn’t very good at governing.
Margaret Hoover
Olmert made a proposal on the governing of Jerusalem that I do not believe his cabinet or the Knesset would have accepted.
Elliott Abrams
The media thinks that only the cutting edge of science,

The media thinks that only the cutting edge of science, the very latest controversies, are worth reporting on. How often do you see headlines like ‘General Relativity still governing planetary orbits’ or ‘Phlogiston theory remains false’? By the time anything is solid science, it is no longer a breaking headline.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
Louisa May Alcott
For me, governing starts with people. It doesn’t start with bureaucracy. It doesn’t start with policy. It starts with people and what people need to thrive.
Betsy Hodges
It’s not the people in the South who create racial problems – it’s the people who are governing.
Nat King Cole
The Democratic Party’s governing elite has long believed there is no problem that European-style policies cannot cure.
Elaine Chao
There is no Senate rule governing the proper uses of the filibuster.
Tony Snow
Men, once enemies, are now jointly governing in Northern Ireland. And although there have been several hitches, by and large it’s working well.
Betty Williams
I have a save file in ‘Final Fantasy XII’ that is 125 hours long. I have gotten into legitimate arguments over the rules governing the tapping of mana in ‘Magic: The Gathering.’ I don’t like hugs or parties, high school sucked for me, and Nathan Fillion deemed something I wrote his ‘Favorite ‘Firefly’ fanboy rant to date.’
Kyle Hill
There is no governing structure for a pandemic, and little more than vague political pressure to ensure limited access to life-sparing tools and medicines for more than half the world population.
Laurie Garrett
Governing was always difficult for conservatives, but as they return to the opposition, they are rediscovering their skill at blame evasion.
Thomas Frank
TV and film were always governing passions of mine, and that first wave of great HBO shows in the early years of the millennium was feeding my desire for fiction more than the books I was reading.
Nic Pizzolatto
Clearly, rules governing advertising aimed at children differ dramatically from one country to another. At the same time, multinational companies are selling their products across the globe. The need, therefore, is to evolve an international code on such advertisements.
Sucheta Dalal
Our laws governing lobbying and campaign contributions have struck the right balance between the wishes of the people and those of private industry, so why are we so quick to doubt that the same great results can be achieved by putting the government’s justice-dealing branch on the same market-based course?
Thomas Frank
Politics lasts only so long – though today it’s getting harder to tell where the campaigning stops and the governing begins.
Dorothy Bush Koch
Symmetry principles are principles governing the laws of nature that say those laws look the same if you change your point of view in certain ways.
Steven Weinberg
The Chief Whip’s job is trying to make sure that the Government – and MPs elected as part of the governing party – deliver the promises that they were elected on. That’s a healthy part of the democratic process.
Geoff Hoon
I adopted the assumption of many of my generation that women were intellectually inferior to men, that we were not capable of governing, leading, managing anything but our homes and our children.
Katharine Graham
The so-called Arab Spring has proved that the fall of a Mubarak-like presidency does not mean the immediate rise of democracy. In spite of this, I am confident that Egypt will not return to an authoritarian governing system again, and that, with some time, it will achieve its democratic goals.
Ahmed Zewail
Today, the people are governing the governments. And when they begin to talk to each other, they are surprised, they can be friends. Why should we hate each other?
Shimon Peres