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“He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.”
“I can imagine no greater misfortune for a cultured people than to see in the hands of the rulers not only the civil, but also the religious power”
“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.”
“Dictators are rulers who always look good until the last ten minutes”
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest”
“For citizens who think themselves puppets in the hands of their rulers, nothing is more satisfying than having rulers as puppets in their hands.”
“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”
“The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.”
“In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions”
“A ruler isn't always straight.”
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