Ruling Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Ruling Quotes from famous persons: Nick Harkaway, Mike Quigley, J. Jayalalithaa, Mark Waid, Jean-Francois Lyotard. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Ruling Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

In the span of a human lifetime, and well within the co

In the span of a human lifetime, and well within the collective memory, Britain went from a stable imperial power ruling an appreciable fraction of the Earth‘s surface to being a tumultuous patchwork which was at least superficially in decline.
A Supreme Court ruling is supposed to provide clarity to contentious legal issues, but in the case of reproductive rights, it was just the beginning of a long, heated, and grueling debate.
The Congress has made it clear that it has an alliance with the DMK, and it did face the elections with the DMK. And even after the results were known and they suffered a massive defeat, the Congress continues to say that they have an alliance with DMK, and it continues to be a part of the ruling coalition.
If you‘re ruling the world, you can’t trust anybody. Because even those who profess to be working in your interest – those are also villains in and of their own right.
The ruling class is and will continue to be the class of decision makers.
Jean-Francois Lyotard
Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor – it’s not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers – it’s against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.
Kavita Ramdas
Many of the Kuomintang elite in Taiwan have relatives among the ruling elite here on mainland China.
What do I do when we’re not taping? Sit in a dark room and refine my plans for someday ruling Earth from a blimp. And chess.
Ryan Stiles
After 1984, no ruling party in the State has won to form the government the second time.
Our party is the upcoming alternative force in Tamil Nadu and both the ruling AIADMK and DMK are corrupt and both parties used money power to woo voters during Srirangam bypolls.
If you don’t look like the ruling class, bring your inhaler.
I foresee the Chinese ruling the world. What are you going to do to stop it? No president of the United States will ever have enough power to stop the Chinese when they want to take over the world.
My position and the state will never allow me to become a dictator, but an authoritarian ruling style is characteristic of me.
I strongly support European sanctions against Mugabe and his ruling clique. We must do all in our power to help the people of Zimbabwe achieve their freedom and prosperity once again.
Peter Hain
Ireland is such a young society. The British were the ruling class up until they left about a hundred years ago, and we’ve been trying to work out what our class hierarchy is ever since.
I am running to fix the economy, restore the constitutional system of checks and balances and to end this game of crony capitalism by the ruling class in Washington.
The second you think that all your good fortune is a product of your virtue, you become highly judgmental, lacking empathy, totally without self-awareness, arrogant, stupid – I mean, all the stuff that our ruling class is.
Gorsuch showed his true colors to the LGBTQ community when, in one of his first dissenting opinions on the high court, he advocated limiting the reach of the landmark 2015 marriage equality ruling by denying certain parenting rights to same-sex couples.
Delhi is truly the fashion address of the country, and some of the best designers from there are ruling Mumbai.
There are two types of conductors. One is the good conductor who can do passionate music but also listen to the singers and do the orchestra. And then there are great conductors, who have their own opinion on the music, who are ruling everything – and not listening much to the singers, but the orchestra play amazingly.
It’s hard, because when you talk about process or your characters ruling your narrative, it sounds like you have no control, but obviously you’re ultimately the author, so you do have control.
Alice Sebold
Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
Al Capone
Forget about war or disease or poverty. The apocalypse is when America’s elected president is no longer supervised by the unelected ruling establishment.
When a federal court issues an order against enforcement of a government policy, the ruling traditionally applies only to the plaintiff in that case.
Some members of the ruling class are making a concerted effort to expand the wealth gap.
The staging for ‘Monsters‘ is all about me getting free. In the beginning I’m like tied, in a dark place… until I am scared no more, and I’m taking the lead of my life, I’m being the queen of my life, I’m ruling the world! In the end I’m taking a risk, but I’m taking the leap of faith.
In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.
In Cuba we have one party, but in the U.S. there is very little difference. Both parties are an expression of the ruling class.
Raul Castro
I missed a lot of decisions. At the time of making such a decision, there was no doubt in my mind as to its correctness. However, a second or two later I felt that I erred and wished I could change my original ruling.
Billy Evans
I think democracy is on the decline in the West. Ruling parties are the same: neo-liberalism at home and wars abroad.
I am appreciative of the Bush administration‘s commitment to fair trade by looking at the facts in this case and ruling affirmatively for the implementation of quotas in this specific category.
You may take this as a general and central principle in criticism: that all science, literature or song, which recognizes conscious life as the ruling principle of the universe, is Christian.
The marriage equality ruling establishes for the American public where the majority already are – which is that love is love and discriminating against a human being based on love is idiotic.
School integration did not come to be the day after the Brown ruling was issued. Progress took years, and it took passion, strength, and courage from a large group of committed individuals.
The entire political class and ruling Wall Street class are zero-percent-interest zombies who talk about ‘deflation’ in the value of their second, third, and fourth homes. This is paper-deflation, zombie-deflation, and has nothing to do with the real economy.
In the mid 19th century, it had taken a generation of political rhetoric to induce southern soldiers to fight for the interests of a small ruling class in the name of democracy.
But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law, there is in this country no superior, dominant, ruling class of citizens. There is no caste here.
John Marshall Harlan
We men are easily prone to sins of thought. Therefore, He who has formed each heart individually, knowing that the impulse received from the intention constitutes the major element in sin, has ordained that purity in the ruling part of our soul be our primary concern.
I don’t think at my age… you can start ruling people out in politics.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
I don’t think Hamas will be satisfied simply ruling the Gaza Strip.
This is the fundamental problem with the ruling class in Washington, D.C. – the party bosses, the K Street crowd, the lobbyists who control all these politicians. They will do anything to maintain their power. They will do anything. They will say anything.
American decline is real, though the apocalyptic vision reflects the familiar ruling class perception that anything short of total control amounts to total disaster.
The character of Robin Hood stands for the deep anger of the dispossessed against the ruling classes.
There is a lack of critical assessment of the past. But you have to understand that the current ruling elite is actually the old ruling elite. So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past.
The ruling in the Paula Jones case is so silly.
Instead of a weak and vacillating Government, a single, purposeful, energetic personality is ruling today.
Think about it: Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Vietnam, North Korea, the former Soviet Union – they all start with the intention of leveling the playing field – or making things better for the little guy – and instead, they created misery, poverty, destruction and a permanent ruling class of bureaucrats.
We are supposed to all be equal before the law, but we have a separate and distinct ruling class, and that is wrong.
Relationships based on deals between leaders or ruling elites tend to collapse amid popular anger.
The political outcome that is desired is one which makes any government sensitive to the pulse of the people and their welfare, allowing any ruling party to govern without gridlock while promoting the political openness that so many of us yearn for in Singapore.
My family‘s a ruling family.
Aminatta Forna
If the need for comprehensive campaign finance reform was not already clear, the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United permitting unlimited corporate and union spending in campaigns certainly made it so in 2010.
When I heard the news of Waldemar de Carvalho issuing a ruling to approve gay conversion therapy in Brazil, after it was banned for nearly 20 years, my heart broke. So many of my fans and supporters live in Brazil and it pains me to see them not feel legitimized for who they are and who they are attracted to.
The Citizens United ruling did not invent special-interest spending; it enables corporations and unions to advocate directly on behalf of a candidate rather than running more subtleissue ads.’
The BJP broke its alliance with us as they were hungry for power. They wanted to rule the state like they are ruling the country, after getting a majority in Lok Sabha elections. They thought they can divide Maharashtra if they are in power with a majority here. But the Sena will never let that happen.
I’m a trader. Under the right circumstances, I’d consider a new boat. I’m not ruling it out.
At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law and the people the other.
Unlike tennis matches, Supreme Court decisions are tiebreaker-free, meaning the lower-court ruling stands without any high-court guidance.
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
When the Taliban was ruling Afghanistan, women were not allowed to go to school, to work, or even leave the house without a male chaperone. The greatest moment was when that ended.
The United States isn’t a dictatorship ruling with a brutal army and an iron fist, so our police departments must understand that they are there to serve and protect us – all of us. And when they do commit crimes, they must be arrested and prosecuted like anyone else, bottom line.
Women are ruling in every sector, so why not in music?
There isn’t much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
I have decided not to appeal the ruling that took my law license. My accusers, the Board of Supervisors, once again have fired my lawyers, ensuring I cannot properly defend myself or my anti-corruption efforts.
Andrew Thomas
Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling.
Our modern understanding of cultural appropriation is highly individualised. It’s all about what Halloween costume you wear, or who’s cooking biryani. But the way in which the idea was first used was to describe a relationship of dominance and exploitation between a global ruling class and a globally subjugated one.
I’m here to speak for those who say the American Dream isn’t working for them, because I know it isn’t. I’m here to say it’s not your fault: the ruling class… has failed you.
In early 1798, the Directory, the oligarchy that was ruling revolutionary France, ordered its top general, Napoleon Bonaparte, to plan the invasion of England. Instead, Napoleon organized and carried out the invasion of Egypt, which became the first modern incursion by the West into the Middle East.
It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will – We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us.
Jonathan Mayhew
Monotheism makes me grouchy. I don’t trust any religion that makes God look like one of the ruling class. I guess I’m a pagan or an animist.
With one decision, Judge Sotomayor changed the entire dispute. Her ruling rescued the 1995 baseball season and forced the parties to resume real negotiations.
I cannot separate my achievements from what can be considered as the achievements of the ruling party.
I’ve discovered that I’ve never had much respect for money, and that has meant that money has ended up ruling me a little bit more than it should have. So I’m trying to learn – at this late stage in life! – to actually control that.
It’s time to review what damage the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has done to our political system.
A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.
The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Trump has more understanding and insight than his opponents realize. For a man such as Trump to risk acquiring so many powerful enemies and to risk his wealth and reputation, he had to have known that the people’s dissatisfaction with the ruling establishment meant he could be elected president.
The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks.
The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable.
Charles Trevelyan
I think the ‘counterculture’ believes that there are ways to manage being the world’s most powerful country that involve creation of consensus – ruling by virtuous example rather than by force of arms.
I didn’t quite agree with the Supreme Court ruling that forced civic clubs to take women.
To be here in America so soon after the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage and at the birth of the Caitlyn phenomena feels so timely. It feels perfect for my universe to collide with Caitlyn’s, but on a purely personal level, I just think she is utterly fabulous and brave.
I feel, as a game maker, we are responsible to make content that stretch the ruling structure and emotions so that everyone can enjoy.
Our courts‘ decisions do not permeate the public consciousness – we have no equivalent of the Brown v Board of Education ruling which outlawed racial segregation, or of Roe v Wade, which enshrined a woman‘s right to choose not just into law but into the public imagination as well.
To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
Richard Whately
Net-neutrality proponents howled when Comcast started throttling traffic from BitTorrent, a bandwidth-hogging program people use to swap video files. The Federal Communications Commission sided with the open-Internet folks, ruling that Comcast could not selectively choke off traffic.
The ruling of men is the effort to direct the individual actions of many persons toward some end. This end theoretically should be the greatest good of all, but no human group has ever reached this ideal because of ignorance and selfishness.
The ruling ideology prefers to talk about individual ethics rather than the capitalist system.
The Obama administration’s EPA ruling to cut carbon emissions at power plants is a direct affront to workers in states like Alabama, which not only rely upon coal-fired plants to generate most of their electricity but are also home to thousands of coal industry jobs.
I believe that Britain is becoming more class-conscious, and I quake at the very idea of Old Etonians ruling the world again.
It is a dark, unspoken truth that the powerful – the ‘ruling class’ – make up the rules as they go along.
The kleptocracy overseen by Chinese President Xi Jinping is more vicious and brutally anti-democratic than any regime run by any clique the Chinese Communist Party‘s ruling elite has vomited up since the days of Mao Zedong.
We like to imagine that women would do a better job of ruling the world – and I’m one of those optimists – but women aren’t a superior kind of life form just because of our gender. We’re awesome but not perfect. We’re human. Just like men.
Burma – and let me be clear, it’s also known as Myanmar – and the reason a lot of Burmese and Burmese exiles call it Burma: It’s a form of political resistance to the ruling military junta.
The SuperPACs and the Citizens United ruling that gives corporations a voice in the political process are all bad news. They made it so you can now lie, and the politician being promoted on that lie will not be held responsible for it.
Diplomacy has always involved dinners with ruling elites, backroom deals and clandestine meetings. Now, in the digital age, the reports of all those parties and patrician chats can be collected in one enormous database. And once collected in digital form, it becomes very easy for them to be shared.
The hope of Internet anarchists was that repressive governments would have only two options: accept the Internet with its limitless possibilities of spreading information, or restrict Internet access to the ruling elite and turn your back on the 21st century, as North Korea has done.
Will there be a political backlash against British Prime Minister Theresa May, whose ruling Conservative Party is traditionally seen as ‘stronger‘ on terrorism than its main rival, the Labour Party?
Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!
The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.
As a general rule, I do not think judges should consider current societal preferences when ruling on constitutional challenges.
Paul Watford
The Supreme Court 2013 ruling that gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act set in motion what many feared: the subjection of minorities, seniors, and low-income Americans to unfair, punitive barriers preventing them from exercising their most basic right as American citizens.
No one but the ruling class wins in a culture war.
After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
I don’t think that anybody should be ruling in or ruling out anything while we are conducting diplomacy.
Douglas Feith
The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
Peter Kropotkin
I used to have a phrase: Liberalism is spreading misery equally. And now the ruling class throughout Washington seems to have adopted this.
Republicans are a shrinking minority ruling an increasingly angry majority that not only wants to change the Republican policies that are moving wealth upward, but also threatens to hold Republican leaders accountable to the law.
I’m not ruling out music forever. I’d love to do that, but if I ever did, I don’t think it would be with a record label or anything like that. It might even look like me finding a band and kind of playing in bars.
I loved doing My Favorite Year, which was great fun, and The Ruling Class, which I made with all my chums.
I’d dress like RuPaul if I was prime minister. I’d have a lace front, waist cincher. I’d have padding on my hips. I’d be ruling the country in style.
Jade Thirlwall
I first met Kim Dae Jung when he was a Korean dissident whose life was threatened by the military regime ruling in Seoul. I was Ronald Reagan‘s Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, and Kim was directed to me because the East Asia Bureau at the State Department had long shunned him.
State television, from which a significant number of Poles get their news, consistently smears, in aggressive and defamatory language, the political opposition and anyone who thinks differently from the ruling party.
For most of human history, there was a ruling class and then there was everybody else. If you were part of everybody else, it wasn’t your job to imagine a different future, different ways of doing things. So, imagination is a fairly modern phenomenon.
Jay S. Walker
In Kuwait there is already a real, elected parliament with genuine power, but the prime minister is always a member of the ruling al-Sabah family. That must end.
The Syrians are trying to say that the Lebanese are not capable of ruling themselves.
Walid Jumblatt
Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate its privileges.
In the 1970s, many intellectuals had become political radicals. Marxism was correct, liberalism was for wimps, and Marx had pronounced that ‘the ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.’