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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809–65)
QUOTATION: To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated at, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right nor the knowledge nor the virtue.
ATTRIBUTION: PIERRE JOSEPH PROUDHON.—From an English translation of his Idée Générale de la Révolution au XIXe Siècle (1851) quoted in James Joll, The Anarchists, chapter 3, p. 78 (1964).
SUBJECTS: Government