Many authorities aren’t
good. It should be only one, who governs.
Chilon: Philosophy quotes
Who is powerful, should be
kind to other people that could be respected and couldn’t be afraid.
Han Fei: Philosophy quotes
When a wise ruler governs a
state, he cannot suppose that people will do the good things to him, but
he uses people so that they couldn’t do the bad things.
Periander: Philosophy quotes
Who wants to govern quiet,
he shouldn’t protect himself with spears, but with universal love.
Pittacus: Philosophy quotes
A person should be revealed
through the power.
Plutarch: Philosophy quotes
Small mistakes seem bigger,
if they are showed in the behavior of people, whom the power belongs.
Pythagoras: Philosophy quotes
It is the same danger to
give a mad person a sword and a dishonest person a power.
Shang Yang: Philosophy quotes
You should not forget about
the law even for one moment, you should weaken the adherents and conquer
the public speakers. You should suppress all discussions and arguments
and govern only according to the law.
When people are stupid,
they are easy to govern.
Solon: Philosophy quotes
You rose these people
yourself, supported them and that is why you suffer from slavery and
Xun Zi: Philosophy quotes
It is better to give people
the possibility to get a profit and only than to take away the part of
it than doesn’t give people a possibility to get a profit and only take
away the profit from the people.
It is asked: “How a state
should be governed?” I answer: “wise and talented people need to be put
in the forefront positions independent from their status and origins;
the lazy and unable people should be immediately removed from their
A ruler could be compared
with a boat and people cold be compared with a water. The water could
carry a boat, but it could also throw down this boat.