We are governed not by armies, but by ideas.Mona Caird
- "Nature to be commanded must be obeyed" Francis Bacon
- Also sometimes written as "Reality to be conquered must be obeyed".
- If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad will go to the mountain.
- "Good Poets Borrow. Great Poets Steal"
- "The gods help them that help themselves" Aesop
- from "Hercules and the Wagoner"
- "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
- "In Rome, act like a Roman".
- Common proverb.