By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts
rule the world.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.
The Greeks... labored under the delusion that their democracy was a guarantee of peace and plenty, not realizing that unrestrained majority rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper
Democracy is an experiment, and the right of the majority to rule is no more inherent than the right of the minority to rule; and unless the majority represents sane, righteous, unselfish public sentiment, it has no inherent right
In the long term, the economy and the environment are the same thing. If it's unenvironmental it is uneconomical. That is the rule of nature.
It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with a man is what he makes of himself.
As a rule it is circumstances that make men.
We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
Women really do rule the world. They just haven't figured it out yet. When they do, and they will, we're all in big big trouble.
Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar as they are allowed to rule over one as authorities and not as qualities one develops oneself.
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.
If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, are right