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Monday, January 21, 2013

Thought for the day

Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi

This is a Latin phrase translated as “What is legitimate for Jove (Jupiter), is not legitimate for oxen"

The phrase justifies a double standard, whereby actions can be legitimate for the (head of) state which are not legitimate for common people.

Similar phrases: RHIP, or “Rank has its privileges” or the corrupt Golden Rule: “He who has the gold makes the rules”.