Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
— Dale Carnegie

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber
Plato governed quote

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
— Samuel Adams

The human race is governed by its imagination.
— Napoleon Bonaparte

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
— Golda Meir