A smile in Plato at the sight of his philosopher-king in such strange company might well be pardoned.
But if the President was not the philosopher-king, what was he?
Diceneus, philosopher-king of Dacia, perhaps Cassiodorus' ideal of a king, 32.
So thought the philosopher-king of Prussia, when he let his regiments out of garrison to go and face the enemy.
Shall we, then, have the philosopher-king, as Europe dimly seems to half expect?
the idea that the wisest person should be the ruler of a country