Ruler Quotes

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Robert A. Heinlein
“The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Patricia Briggs
“A stupid ruler is much more of a problem than an insane one.”
Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood

Elisabeth Elliot
“The Word of God I think of as a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can't really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture.”
Elisabeth Elliot

Criss Jami
“Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“A ruler needs a good head and a true heart,” she famously told the king. “A cock is not essential.”
George R.R. Martin, Fire & Blood

Richelle E. Goodrich
“The sign of a good leader is easy to recognize, though it is hardly ever seen. For the greatest leaders are those who share as equals in the trials and struggles, the demands and expectations, the hills and trenches, the laws and punishments placed upon the backs of those governed. A great leader is motivated not by power but by compassion. Therefore he can do nothing but make himself a servant to those whom he rules. Such a leader is unequivocally respected, and loved for loving.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“This world belongs to the weird ones, and the weird ones become kings.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

Toba Beta
“An immovable object and an unstoppable force
don't exist in universe which ruled by single ruler.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“He bound the land together, and made of seven kingdoms, one.”
George R.R. Martin, Fire & Blood

مصطفى أمين
“إذا رأيت عناوين الصحف متشابهة فأنت في دولة ديكتاتورية، إذا رأيت إسم الحاكم يتكرر في كل خبر وفي كل عنوان فإعلم أنك في دولة يحكمها فرد واحد وكل شعبها من الأصفار والعبيد”
مصطفى أمين, أفكار ممنوعة

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“Unfortunately, as one of the human writers once said, there’s no progress without bloodshed. During my prison years and many battles afterwards, those words have constantly been recurring in my mind. I came to understand that the emperor character of that book spoke the unfortunate but apparent truth of this world.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“Only the one who has experienced the worst can ever claim to be the best.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

“Brother, you need never kneel to me again. We shall rule this realm together, you and I.”
George R.R. Martin, Fire & Blood

“The Queen Who Never Was; what did Viserys ever have that she did not? A little sausage? Is that all it takes to be a king? Let Mushroom rule, then. My sausage is thrice the size of his.”
George R.R. Martin, Fire & Blood

مصطفى أمين
“الحاكم الضعيف يبطش بمن يخالفه الرأي، يكتم الأنفاس لأنه يعلم أن الرأي الآخر الحر سوف يصرع رأيه، وأنه لابد أن يقيد الناس حتى لا يتحركوا، وأن يكممهم حتى لا يفتحوا أفواههم، وأن يضع عصابات سوداء على عيونهم حتى لا يروا أخطاءه!”
مصطفى أمين, أفكار ممنوعة

Alwyn Hamilton
“If the throne changes hands, we will be invaded. My son is an idealist. Idealists make great leaders, but they never make good rulers. So I'll tell you what I believe, Amani. I believe that if my son's rebellion were ever to succeed, or even gain enough of a foothold to cast doubt upon my rule, we would be torn to shreds by foreign powers. It would destroy Miraji, just like my father would have destroyed it before us.

- The Sultan”
Alwyn Hamilton, Traitor to the Throne

Shon Mehta
“Don’t confuse actions of a ruler as the nature of his people.”
Shon Mehta, The Timingila

William Shakespeare
The kinder we, to give them thanks for nothing.
Our sport shall be to take what they mistake,
And what poor duty cannot do,
Noble respect takes it in might, not merit.
Where I have come, great clerks have purposed
To greet me with premeditated welcomes,
Where I have seen them shiver and look pale,
Make periods in the midst of sentences,
Throttle their practised accent in their fears,
And in conclusion dumbly have broke off,
Not paying me a welcome. Trust me, sweet,
Out of this silence yet I picked a welcome,
And in the modesty of fearful duty
I read as much as from the rattling tongue
Of saucy and audacious eloquence.
Love, therefore, and tongue-tied simplicity
In least speak most, to my capacity”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Angélica Gorodischer
“It's much more stimulating to be marginal, to act without recognition, than to receive public thanks.”
Angélica Gorodischer, Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was
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Enock Maregesi
“Hakuna maana yoyote kupambana na Shetani katika dunia hii ambapo yeye ndiye mtawala. Pambana na Shetani katika dunia ya kiroho ambapo Shetani hana nguvu yoyote mbele ya Yesu Kristo.”
Enock Maregesi

“His palace was a tent, his throne a saddle.”
George R.R. Martin, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

Steven Erikson
“I have too many questions for that, Atri-Ceda. Why is the Hold empty?’
‘Because it is home to all which cannot be possessed, cannot be owned. And so too is the throne within the Hold empty, left eternally vacant. Because the very nature of rule is itself an illusion, a conceit and the product of a grand conspiracy. To have a ruler one must choose to be ruled over, and that forces notions of inequity to the fore, until they become, well, formalized. Made central to education, made essential as a binding force in society, until everything exists to prop up those in power. The Empty Throne reminds us of all that. Well, some of us, anyway.”
Steven Erikson, The Crippled God

Mukta Singh-Zocchi
“He had wanted to be a soldier and was well suited to be one. But a soldier is a pawn in the hands of the ruler and the rulers of his land were idle and self-serving persons, he had started to convince himself now”
Mukta Singh-Zocchi, The Thugs & a Courtesan

Erich Fried
“Who rules here?’
I asked.
They said:
‘The People naturally.’

I said:
‘Naturally the people
but who
really rules?”
Erich Fried, Wer herrscht hier

Angélica Gorodischer
“Maybe you have to be a bit touched to be a ruler, good or bad. For, as the wise say, a sensible man looks after his garden and a coward looks after his money; a just man cares about his city and a crazy man cares about the government; and a wise man studies the thickness of fern-fronds.”
Angélica Gorodischer, Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was

Angélica Gorodischer
“Three days after that Emperor Ferret signed an insane decree: every man who wished to stay at court must be castrated. He was mad, no doubt of it; but the men who preferred mutilation to leaving the court were madder.”
Angélica Gorodischer, Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was

Aldous Huxley
“_They_ believe that the Ballot will rob them of their Power and Privileges, whereas _I_ am sure that, by the exercise of even such little Prudence and Cunning as parsimonious Nature has endowed them with, they can with ease maintain themselves in their present pre-eminence. This being so, let the Rabble amuse itself by voting. An Election is no more than a gratuitous Punch and Judy Show, offered by the Rulers in order to distract the attention of the Ruled.”
Aldous Huxley, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

Maddy Kobar
“Reality is setting in, my lady,
You have no one who will save you-
But yourself.

This kingdom needs a ruler

And that ruler is you.”
Maddy Kobar, Simply Not Meant To Be: Maddy Kobar's 2014-2018 Poems

Joe Abercrombie
“The love of the people is a ruler's surest shield against danger.”
Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged

“If you constantly have a ruler in your hand, you will always fall just short of your goals. Stop measuring yourself up to others. Drop the ruler.

Christine Szymanski”
Christine E. Szymanski

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