यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठः तत्तदेवेतरे जनाः।
स यव्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तमनुवर्त्तते।।
The day to day conduct of the great men and leaders in society
are followed faithfully by the other run of the mill people.
What the leader in society adopts as a dictum, others also follow him suit
This is from Krishna of Bagavat Gita.... The blessed lord was the sharpest one also. He understood the psychology of the herd.