Quotation Explorer - 'Ruler'

I would argue that a truly developed country would be beyond Presidents and Kings. In a world with some semblance of equality, each liberal-minded woman, each gay person, and indeed almost every person could be their own President. In a world of equals, what real service does a ruler provide? - Isaac Asimov
An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled. - Saint Jerome
I say this explicitly, that it is impossible for me to marry. That is the way it is for me. My temper is a mortal enemy to this horrible yoke, which I would not accept, even if I thus would become the ruler of the world. - Christina Queen of Sweden
Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. - Sir Julian Huxley
The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger. The general cannot engage in battle because of personal frustration. Anger can revert to happiness, annoyance can revert to joy, but a vanquished state cannot be revived, the dead cannot be brought back to life.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled - Aristotle
It is be­cause freedom means the renun­ciation of direct control of individual efforts that a free society can make use of so much more knowledge than the mind of the wisest ruler could comprehend. - Friedrich Hayek
Your mind is your kingdom, and there you are ruler - Jack Addington
PLAGUE, n. In ancient times a general punishment of the innocent for admonition of their ruler, as in the familiar instance of Pharaoh the Immune. The plague as we of to-day have the happiness to know it is merely Nature's fortuitous manifestation of her purposeless objectionableness. - Ambrose Bierce
[Advise] the ruler to govern the state as one cooks a small fish -- that is, don't turn it so often in the pan that it disintegrates.
Education is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free men recognize, and the only ruler that free men require. - Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. - Aristotle
A ruler who is loved is greater than a ruler who is feared. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I think the mark of a great ruler, is not his ability to make war but to achieve peace. - Monica Fairview
You're the ruler of the universe. Try to show a little taste! - Ed Wood
What we believe and trust becomes the very ruler for our souls by the influence of powers which work either righteously or evilly - S. E. Entsua-Mensah
A wise servant is better than a foolish ruler. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In Kingdom - Like the King, Like the People In Democracy - Like the People, Like the Ruler - Venkat Gandhi
The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals. - Sallust
O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know. - William Cowper
The ruler attains wholeness in the correct governance of the people. - Lao Tzu
Self-correction makes me check the ruler of my life against the yardstick of my inner voice. I acknowledge when I don’t measure up. Self-correction is an ongoing process. If done often enough, I can stop myself from straying off the path. - Stella Payton
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
... From want of foresight men make changes which relishing well at first do not betray their hidden venom, as I have already observed respecting hectic fever. Nevertheless, the ruler is not truly wise who cannot discern evils before they develop themselves, and this is a faculty given to few. - Niccolò Machiavelli
...A world is supported by four things...the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. - Frank Herberterbert
A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king. - Homer
Using someone else’s ruler to measure your self-worth will always leave you short. - Charles F. Glassman
the lack of money is the ruler of purpose where mediocrity is the king of the mind - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle. - Zhuangzi
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