Rulers Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Rulers
  1. #1
    “My library was dukedom large enough.”
    The Tempest
  2. #2
    “For I am all the subjects that you have,
    Which first was mine own king.”
  3. #3
    “There was something in her attitude, in her whole appearance when she leaned her head against the high-backed chair and spread her arms, which suggested the regal woman, the one who rules, who looks on, who stands alone.”
  4. #4
    “Power is of the individual mind, but the mind’s power is not enough. Power of the body decides everything in the end, and only Might is Right.”
  5. #5
    “The people do not wish to be ruled nor oppressed by the nobles, and the nobles wish to rule and oppress the people.”
  6. #6
    ″‘Fraud?’ said Selia. ‘Royalty is not a right, Captain. The willingness of the people to follow a ruler is what gives her power. Here, in this place, by this people, I have been chosen. These men are tired of being told whom to follow. Now they have a choice, and they use that choice to call me Princess.’ Selia’s words seemed seductively convincing. Even Ani, peering through pine boughs, had to stop herself from nodding. But Adon stepped up beside Talone and challenged her.”
  7. #7
    “Today Plato is nearly forgotten. His beliefs include the notion that people who govern should be intelligent, rational, self-controlled, and in love with wisdom, an idea that has long been discredited.”
  8. #8
    “Not merely a Master Race whose sole task is to rule, but a Race with its own sphere of life, with an excess of strength... strong enough to have no need of the tyranny of the virtue-imperative.”
  9. #9
    “But I venture to think there will be some of you here who will believe it is very nearly that time the peaceful, philanthropic, socializing doctrines of Mr. Bright and Mr. Cobden were a little more considered by the statesmen who rule our land.”