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Rulers Quotes

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Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

Related topics: Politics

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

The liberties of a people never were,
nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of
their rulers may be concealed from them.
- Patrick Henry

Dictators are rulers who always look good until the last ten minutes.
- Jan Masaryk

The object of government in peace and in war is not
the glory of rulers or of races,
but the happiness of common man.
- William Beveridge

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The real rulers in Washington are invisible,
and exercise power from behind the scenes.
- Felix Frankfurter

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world
and there is no reason for the existence of empires,
kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
- Meir Kahane

You should not do this, Comrade.
We are only in the introductory stage yet,
here in Western Europe.
And in that stage it is better to encourage the fighters than the rulers.
- Herman Gorter

It is hard to know how many people do,
but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers,
nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom
that our forefathers had.
- James Bovard

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak;
they are but the instruments of the wise.
- Samuel Lover

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled,
the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind.
Expediency and greed create high taxation,
and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.
- Charles Adams

Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of
government unfounded in nature,
are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have
been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
- Henry Knox

The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to
redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people.
- James Bovard

Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that
they must procure or invent a first victim.
- Elias Canetti

Every government degenerates when trusted
to the rulers of the people alone.
The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
- Thomas Jefferson

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
- Plato

Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature
of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.
- Nikita Khrushchev

If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers,
mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.
- Alfred Korzybski

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and
not an alien power over us.
The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President
and senators and congressmen and government officials,
but the voters of this country.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

All civil rulers, as such, are the ordinance and ministers of God;
and they are all,
by the nature of their office, and in their respective spheres and stations,
bound to consult the public welfare.
- Jonathan Mayhew

Lebanon is restless, Syria got its walking papers,
Egypt is scheduling elections with more than one candidate,
and even Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are perhaps more
terrified of women than rulers anywhere else in the world,
allowed limited municipal elections.
- Suzanne Fields

The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people,
equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield
of its protection all classes of men,
at all times, and under all circumstances.
- David Davis

I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is
so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey,
and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good,
and so to the design of their office,
that it proves the direct contrary.
- Jonathan Mayhew

There will be no end to the troubles of states,
or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world,
or till those we now call kings and rulers really and
truly become philosophers,
and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
- Plato

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
- Denis Waitley

Fashion as King is sometimes a very stupid ruler.
- E. T. Bell

The mere holding of slaves, therefore,
is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it,
any more than the being a parent, or employer,
or ruler.
- Samuel Morse

The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict.
He must inflict them once and for all.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The first method for estimating the intelligence of
a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right
to kill me because he lives on the other side of a
river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general
who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying,
and thereby they achieve great results.
- Sun Tzu

A ruler isn't always straight.
- Robert Half

The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole,
and now sits in a prison cell.
- George W. Bush

In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances,
conjectures and conjunctions.
- Catherine II

Romanists tell us that the Pope is the vicar of Christ;
that he is his successor as the universal head and
ruler of the Church on earth.
If this is so, he must be a Christ.
- Charles Hodge

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life,
not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror,
and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
- Walt Whitman

A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing
so it would be against his interests.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
- Aristotle

The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.
- Thomas Kempis

The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
- Sun Tzu

It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable
civil and religious blessings with which we are favored.
- James K. Polk

I have terrible handwriting.
I now say it's a learning disability...
but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over
the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
- Andrew Greeley

No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously
so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving
more by the way of violence.
- Yitzhak Rabin

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler
but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.
- Julian Huxley

The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler.
The only difference is their position in the world.
One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive
of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and
cannot be shaken by failure.
- Elias Canetti

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

I am of the African race, and in the colour which is
natural to them of the deepest dye;
and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
- Benjamin Banneker

Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden,
at least on a moral basis.
The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy.
The ruler is the symptom of the new disease,
disintegration of our civilisation.
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser

In the Middle Ages and beyond, the target was the Court
Jew who had the ear of the ruler;
during the Inquisition it was the Spanish Jews who
thrived after their conversion to Christianity.
- Jack Schwartz

Your real self - the "I am I" - is master of this land,
the ruler of this empire.
You rightfully have power and dominion over it,
all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.
- Robert Collier

Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently
the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe,
and, relying on His all-powerful aid,
do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people,
and to establish and guard their liberties and rights.
- George B. McClellan

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein


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