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government man


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n government man a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • ***


  • Alfred A. Montapert
    “Man's ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and sustains the creation and its creatures.”
  • Horace
    “Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.”
  • Baron William Henry Beveridge
    Baron William Henry Beveridge
    “The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.”
  • Socrates
    “No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.”
  • Richard Whately
    “Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.”


In literature:

Common sense always commands respect, for nearly every rule that governs the conduct of man is founded upon it.
"The Colossus" by Opie Read
For a wise man, he seemed to me at that time to be governed too much by general maxims.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The vivacious Paulette had fallen in love with Freron, a man of forty, holding a high position in the Government service.
"The Tragedy of St. Helena" by Walter Runciman
In those days any man had the right to govern who had the genius of command.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
The little Isle of Man, almost in sight of the English coast, has retained an old Norse form of government.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
Neither of them knew the character or purpose of the exalted man on whom their Government was making war.
"Drake, Nelson and Napoleon" by Walter Runciman
We are mis-ruled by an All-Man Government.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
Sometimes it is said, that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself.
"American Eloquence, Volume I. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
This is not a "white man's Government," in the exclusive sense in which it is used.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
Again, such acquired states have been previously accustomed either to the rule of a single man or to self-government.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
To govern well, a man must be ruler as well as friend.
"His Grace of Osmonde" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The right of a man, he is told, is, to be his own governor, and to be ruled only by those to whom he delegates that self-government.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Caesar is the only sober man among all those engaged in the plot to overturn the government.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
No man has ever affected power which he did not hope from the favor of the existing government in any other mode.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Several things are going to happen when what a good government seeks each for a man's business, is to let him express himself in it.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
And a man of ideas is often a grave embarrassment to a government.
"Waste" by Granville Barker
This is not the conduct of a man claiming in good faith a pension from the Government.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
The organization of the Government required the first minds of the country; and Washington was the man to call them to his side.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Would I help to get a certain man who held a Government position paying him $150 a month promoted?
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
He was the holiest man in Islam, and his government was throughout strictly theocratic.
"The Future of Islam" by Wilfred Scawen Blunt

In poetry:

Happy the man, say all the wise,
Who wears a chearful mien,
Scorns to be govern'd by the skies,
Or clouded by the spleen.
"The Philosopher" by Samuel Bowden
Exult, ye brutes, traduced and scorn'd,
Though true to nature's plan;
Exult, ye bristled, and ye horn'd,
When infants govern man.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
There was one man there who was void of fear,
He was the brave Lieutenant William Alexander Kerr;
And to face the rebels boldly it was his intent,
And he assured his brother officers his men were true to the Government.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
The markets, the government, the working-man's wages—to think what
account they are through our nights and days!
To think that other working-men will make just as great account of
them—yet we make little or no account!
"To Think Of Time" by Walt Whitman
For that, servants, whenever a master ceases to govern,
Will not afterwards heed to perform the task of their duty;
And because farseeing Jupiter steals away half a man's virtue
Soon as the baneful morn of servitude darkens upon him.
"The Dog Of Ulysses (From Homer, Od. XVII. 290.--In Hexameters.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
But me no buts, madam! Give me the blessings of living under a government where no
man can be condemned without a fair trail by jury, madam. To you Prussians, this
is a matter of favor; but to us Englishmen, it is a matter of right!
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act III" by George Pope Morris

In news:

Federal government drops case against man accused of making false bomb threat at LSU.
The government has put Nate Tseglin in a psychiatric hospital, but his parents insist they can take better care of the 22-year-old man with Asperger's syndrome.
Man charged with telephoning death threat to Protestant leader of Northern Ireland government .
Bethesda man imprisoned in Cuba suing employer, US government.
JERUSALEM—Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency says a Palestinian man has been charged with relaying information to Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon about sensitive government sites, including parliament.
Bradley Manning is the soldier charged with leaking US government documents to Wikileaks.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The family of a Malaysian man detained for allegedly insulting a state sultan on Facebook called for his release Monday, saying the government is violating his free-speech rights.
Man charged with telephoning death threat to Protestant leader of Northern Ireland government.
Police say a 34-year-old man has been charged with threatening to kill the British Protestant leader of Northern Ireland 's unity government, First Minister Peter Robinson.
A man who represented Door and Kewaunee counties in state government for more than 20 years has died.
In Libya, the revolutionary government's first act was not to proclaim gender equity (or individual rights) but to affirm a man's right to take multiple wives.
Government-allied militias say they have not been told to arrest the man, identified as Ahmed Abu Khattala, in the Benghazi attack.
Police and eyewitnesses say a naked man has climbed atop an equestrian statue in the heart of Whitehall, London's government district.
The US government argued Manning was held under near solitary confinement for his safety.
Maryland man pleads guilty to obstructing investigations to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.