He interpreted the cards as the royal road, an allegory for life.
But neither are they a royal road to the unconscious, as Freud thought, he says.
With rush-hour traffic, some said they did not have a royal road.
Each saw politics as a royal road to be travelled the full distance.
There does not seem to be a royal road or a simple method which at one stroke will solve all our problems.
Dreams seemed to provide a royal road to the understanding of the patients' subconscious.
The danger comes from those who believe strongly in their own wisdom and that they alone can drive social work down the royal road.
The method became known as the royal road to the calculus of variations.
They are not a royal road to a no-maintenance garden.
Dieting is not necessarily the royal road to good health.