Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
Rulers Wise Circumstances
What luck for rulers that men do not think.
...the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."
"...a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.
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Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
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To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
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The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.
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A stupid ruler is much more of a problem than an insane one.
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Give a man a centimeter and he'll think he's a ruler.
Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.
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Every ruler should strive for his people to love him. But if they cannot love you, then make them fear you. Love is better, but fear will do the job.
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The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all.