The Maharal in Gur Aryeh al HaTorah says, אם עם אין כאן מלך אין כאן - If there is no nation, there is no king. כי אין מלך בלא עם Because there can be no king without a nation.

Does anyone know where in the Gur Aryeh this is located?

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    I didn't downvote, though I imagine that whoever did may have had this on his mind..... – MTL Sep 4 '14 at 22:09
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    It is more than that, I think. This is being asked twice in two questions. Where does Maharal say X? Where does Baal Shem Tov say X? For the same X. When will it end? With this stackexchange into a site for thousands of repetitive questions on topic X, where each source, A, B ... says X? ps i didn't downvote either. – josh waxman Sep 5 '14 at 0:37
  • @joshwaxman The only thing is the X is slightly different. I'm upvoting – user613 Sep 6 '14 at 15:24

As brought here footnote 10, this statement, or something like it, appears several times in the writings of the Maharal. None of them is attributed to Gur Aryeh, which is his commentary on Rashi. The specific language you are quoting is in Drush Al HaTorah page 27.

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  • Thank you. However, you mean Derashos Maharal, Drush Al HaTorah, page 27. – Chiddushei Torah Sep 8 '14 at 21:46
  • In what paragraph of Nesiv Ha'Teshuvah does the Maharal say this? – Chiddushei Torah Sep 9 '14 at 4:15
  • @ChiddusheiTorah, look at where footnote 10 is in the main text (on the right hand column in the top section at the link). It is the two lines leading up to it. – Yishai Sep 9 '14 at 4:23
  • Thank you. I should have paid attention to what you wrote. – Chiddushei Torah Sep 9 '14 at 15:12

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