Rulers Related Quotes
But is it just then that the few and the wealthy should be the rulers? And what if they, in like manner, rob and plunder the people, - is this just?
And it makes you wonder"?how can a people incapable of selecting their own lightbulbs and toilets possess enough competence to vote for their own rulers and fill out complicated tax returns?
People are hard to govern. The rulers interfere with too much. That is why people are hard to govern.
Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country.
“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”
We supplicate all rulers not to remain deaf to the cry of mankind. Let them do everything in their power to save peace. By so doing they will spare the world the horrors of a war that would have disastrous consequences, such as nobody can foresee.
Of course, women have long exercised influence behind the scenes. A few thousand years ago this drove Aristotle to distraction: 'What difference does it make whether women rule or the rulers are ruled by women? The result is the same.'
There are, however, some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal. They are Ignorance, Superstition, and Bigotry â?? the most sinister and tyrannical rulers on earth.
“The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.”
It is the rule of law alone which hinders the rulers from turning themselves into the worst gangsters.