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Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.

John Dryden, poet

If you shoot at a king you must kill him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

They say that kings are made in the image of God. If that is what he looks like, I feel sorry for God.

Frederick the Great, royalty

Kings have many ears and eyes.


Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

The foremost art of kings is the ability to endure hatred.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

Helen Keller, author

There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.

William Pitt The Elder Chatham,

Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.

Ovid, poet

In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear, not skin, their sheep.

Robert Herrick, poet

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

Thomas A. Edison, inventor

He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

He that can work is born to be king of something.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."

Mark Twain, author

The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Princess of Wales Diana, princess

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.

George Will, journalist

Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.

Horace, poet

A monarch, when good, is entitled to the consideration which we accord to a pirate who keeps Sunday School between crimes; when bad, he is entitled to none at all.

Mark Twain, author

We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.

Mary Kay Ash, businesswoman

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen.

Ted Koppel, journalist

Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.

Robert Bolt, playwright

Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!

Honore de Balzac, novelist

There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.

Herbert Spencer, philosopher

Kings in this should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.

William Penn, leader

If God calls you to be a missionary, don't stoop to be a king.

Jordan Grooms,

Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.

Thomas Hardy, novelist

Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.

Frederick the Great, royalty

In a few years there will be only five kings in the world -- the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.

Farouk I,

I'd like to be queen of people's hearts.

Princess of Wales Diana, princess

A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.

Walter Bagehot, author

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.

Guru Nanak, philosopher

Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.

Anthony Sampson, writer

I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.

Bob Dylan, singer songwriter

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

Queen Elizabeth,

All the time I feel I must justify my existence.

Prince Of Wales Charles,

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.

Mary Wollstonecraft, writer

Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.

William Penn, leader

I want to kill the president because I no like the capitalists. I have the gun in my hand, I kill kings and presidents first and next all capitalists.

Giuseppe Zangara, criminal

Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger, to give the best advice to kings.

Robert Herrick, poet

The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.

Gore Vidal, novelist

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.

Imelda Marcos, celebrity

We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.

Laurence Olivier, actor

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.

Thomas Jefferson, president

Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.

Tom Hiddleston, actor

One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.

Patrick Stewart, actor

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.

Hesiod, poet

Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my crown: that I have reigned with your loves. And though you have had, and may have, many mightier and wiser princes sitting in this seat; yet you never had, nor shall have any that will love you better.

Elizabeth I, royalty

I am every day more convinced that we women, if we are to be good women, feminine and amiable and domestic, are not fitted to reign; at least it is they that drive themselves to the work which it entails.

Queen Victoria, royalty

All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they're a mighty ornery lot. It's the way they're raised.

Mark Twain, author

A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.

John Selden, statesman

Here lies our Sovereign Lord, the King whose word no man relies on: He never said a foolish thing nor ever did a wise one.

Earl Rochester,

Who does not know that kings and rulers sprang from men who were ignorant of God, who assumed because of blind greed and intolerable presumption to make themselves masters of other men, their equals, by means of pride, violence, bad faith, murder, and almost every other kind of crime? Surely the devil drove them on.

Pope Gregory VII, clergyman

I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.

Angie Stone, musician

That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.

Amelia Barr, novelist

Joseph and his mother come from the black kings who were before the white man.

Peter Abrahams, novelist

During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.

Mika Waltari, author

The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.

James Shirley, dramatist

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

Plato, philosopher

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

There are some examples of medieval kings who were terrible human beings but were nevertheless good kings.

George R. R. Martin, author

To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings.

Duc De Richelieu,

Princes give me sufficiently if they take nothing from me, and do me much good if they do me no hurt; it is all I require of them.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?

Christopher Marlowe, dramatist

The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only God's Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called Gods.

King James I, royalty

From his childhood onwards this boy will be surrounded by sycophants and flatterers. In due course, following the precedent which has already been set, he will be sent on a tour of the world and probably rumors of a morganatic marriage alliance will follow, and the end of it will be the country will be called upon to pay the bill.

James Keir Hardie,

The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.

Northrop Frye, critic

Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.

Charles James Fox, politician

Picture the prince, such as most of them are today: a man ignorant of the law, well-nigh an enemy to his people's advantage, while intent on his personal convenience, a dedicated voluptuary, a hater of learning, freedom and truth, without a thought for the interests of his country, and measuring everything in terms of his own profit and desires.

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am endued with such qualities that if I were turned out of the Realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom.

Elizabeth I, royalty

We live in what virtually amounts to a museum -- which does not happen to a lot of people.

Prince Philip Edinburgh,

A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.

James Fenimore Cooper,

I have nothing against the Queen of England. Even in my heart I never resented her for not being Jackie Kennedy. She is, to my mind, a very gallant lady, victimized by whoever it is who designs the tops of her uniforms.

Leonard Cohen, musician

Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.

Walter Bagehot, author

The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.

Walter Bagehot, author

The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights -- the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others.

Walter Bagehot, author

Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.

Benjamin Tucker, activist

I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came out in the UK as they are on the V2 record label. I think it has a great vibe and has great songs. I also think the Kings of Leon are right up my street.

Kelly Jones, musician

There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do.

Aaron Sorkin, producer

I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden.

Edward VIII, royalty

I cannot be indifferent to the assassination of a member of my profession, We should be obliged to shut up business if we, the Kings, were to consider the assassination of Kings as of no consequence at all.

Edward VII,

The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy.


The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.

Meir Kahane, clergyman

For some reason, and for a time such as this, God has given me favor with kings and princes.

Michael W. Smith, musician

I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings - every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey.

Rob Zombie, musician

Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings, which started off the Outer Limits series. It was sort of the two hour pilot movie.

Beau Bridges, actor

The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate.

J. M. Roberts,

I love to play smaller crowds with the Rhythm Kings.

Bill Wyman, musician

With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging and producing the music as well as the choice of songs.

Bill Wyman, musician

And love is love in beggars and in kings.

Edward Dyer, poet

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.

Kevin J. Anderson, writer

I always say that I am very proud of the work that I did with the Rolling Stones and that I am also proud of what I have done with the Rhythm Kings.

Bill Wyman, musician

Call me Diana, not Princess Diana.

Princess of Wales Diana, princess

This is the home of hurdling, and the Americans are the kings of the event.

Dayron Robles, athlete

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