Mai: I guess you just don't know people as well as you think you do. You miscalculated. I love Zuko more than I fear you.
Azula: No, you miscalculated! You should have feared me more!
— Avatar The Last Air Bender, ''Boiling Rock Part 2"
"You thought that just having strength is enough to be king of the jungle. Now you see it isn't. You have no friends, but Kimba has many because he's good and kind; he doen't rule by bullying, but by setting an example."
"Sun Tzu believed much more in being respected than feared. Fear will eventually turn back around and bite you in the ass. Respect, however, will last you a lifetime."
— Deadliest Warrior, Johnny Yang
"Is it better to be feared or loved? Is it too much to ask for both?"
— Tony Stark, Iron Man
A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.