In the movie Bharat Ane Nenu, there is a dialogue said the protagonist who plays a role of chief minister. While explaining self governance in the assembly, he says a dialogue. It is (own translation)

A wise man said "Building a society which doesn't need a leader is the nature of a true leader." I strongly believe in that.

Is above quote or a similar variation of this a real quote or is it written for the movie and attributed to some wise man for the sake?


This sounds most like Lao-Tzu,

who often spoke about how the best leader is one that's invisible to it's people. That, they do such a good job of satisfying their peoples' needs, then, it's as if the people are doing it on their own.

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." -- Tao Te Ching, Lao-Tzu

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