Ruling Quotes

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“And then what are your plans?”
Annwyl frowned. “My plans?”
“Yes. Your plans. You take your brother’s head, your troops are waiting. What is the next thing that you do?”
Annwyl just stared at him. He realized in that instant that the girl had no plans. None. No grand schemes of controlling the world. No plots to destroy any other empires. Not even the plan to have a celebratory dinner.
“Annwyl, you’ll be queen. You’ll have to do something.”
“But I don’t want to be queen.” Her body shook with panic, and he could hear it in her voice.
“You take his head, you’ll have little choice.”
“What the hell am I supposed to do as queen?”
“Well . .you could try ruling.”
“That sounds awfully complicated.”
G.A. Aiken, Dragon Actually

Bill Johnson
“Rule with the heart of a servant. Serve with the heart of a king.”
Bill Johnson

George R.R. Martin
“A crown should not sit easy on the head.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Robert Graves
“I have done many impious things--no great ruler can do otherwise. I have put the good of the Empire before all human considerations. To keep the Empire free from factions I have had to commit many crimes.”
Robert Graves, I, Claudius

Thomas Paine
“A hereditary monarch is as absurd a position as a hereditary doctor or mathematician.”
Thomas Paine

“If we want truth and justice to rule our global village, there must be no hypocrisy. If there is no truth, then there will be no equality. No equality, no justice. No justice, no peace. No peace, no love. No love, only darkness.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Vikrmn
“Life as a defeated warrior with dignity is lot better than the king ruling without it.”
Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

“It is always better to look at a matter positively before ruling negatively on it.”
Nabil N. Jamal

Douglas Adams
“Who can possibly rule if no one who wants to do it can be allowed to?”
Douglas Adams
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Gene Luen Yang
“Family is in essence a small nation, and the nation a large family. In treating his own family with dignity, a ruler learns to govern his nation with dignity”
Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 1

Toba Beta
“Uncertainty is one of government recipes.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Majid Kazmi
“Our minds become slaves to those we see as having total power to control us and to cause pain to us. We are quick to give up control of ourselves to those who have the power to rule us as long as they also have the power to feed us. This is the fundamental construct of a feudal society.”
Majid Kazmi, The First Dancer: How to be the first among equals and attract unlimited opportunities

Sophocles
“Haemon: No city is property of a single man.
Creon: But custom gives possession to the ruler.
Haemon: You'd rule a desert beautifully alone.”
Sophocles, Antigone

David Anthony Durham
“She said, A king is the best and worst of men. Of course. Of course.
David Anthony Durham, Acacia: The War with the Mein

“...A world is supported by four things...the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling.”
Frank Herberterbert

“The scripture talks about man managing, ruling the earth, as the sole duty of man.”
Sunday Adelaja

Ursula K. Le Guin
“I fear liars, and I fear tricksters, and worst I fear the bitter truth. And so I rule my country well. Because only fear rules men. Nothing else works. Nothing else lasts long enough.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Brent Weeks
“Az úr, aki fél megadni a választás lehetőségét az embereinek, nehogy azok úgy döntsenek, hogy elmennek, nem érdemli meg, hogy szolgálják.”
Brent Weeks, The Blinding Knife

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The wisdom to be on the throne of one’s life must surpass the wisdom of the one being ruled, otherwise I will squander the whole of my life in the most appalling ways. By virtue of that reality, I would be wise to get out of the chair and invite God to have a seat.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Nenia Campbell
“I am the rightful ruler of this world And now that I, too, have awakened, like my dragons, I have come to take back what is mine.”
Nenia Campbell, Touched with Sight

Noam Chomsky
“Anybody who wants to be President, you should right away say, "I don't want to hear that guy anymore."

WOMAN: I'm sorry?

You should say, "I don't want to listen to that person anymore." Anybody who wants to become your leader, you should say, "I don't want to follow." That's like a rule of thumb which almost never fails.”
Noam Chomsky, Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

George R.R. Martin
“I mean to give the smallfolk peace and food and justice. If that will not suffice to win their love, let Mushroom make a progress. Or perhaps we might send a dancing bear. Someone once told me that the commons love nothing half so much as dancing bears. You may call a halt to this feast tonight as well. Send the lords home to their own keeps and give the food to the hungry. Full bellies and dancing bears shall be my policy. - Aegon III”
George R.R. Martin, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

Kimbra Swain
“Gloriana, being royal isn’t about the wealth you possess, the crown on your head, the fine clothes you wear, or the castle you live in. It’s about the loyalty in your heart for your people, the knowledge in your head to aid them in times of trouble, and the depth of your soul to weather any storm.”

Kimbra Swain. Fairy Tales Of A Trailer Park Queen: Boxset (Kindle Locations 3327-3329). Crimson Sun Press.”
Kimbra Swain, Bless Your Heart

“So by slow degrees the Britons were seduced by pleasant pastimes... until finally the gullible natives came to call their slavery "culture".”
Publius Cornelius Tacitus