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If you shoot at a king you must kill him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.

John Dryden

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

William Shakespeare

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

Kings have many ears and eyes.

Proverbs

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

George Bernard Shaw

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

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

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

Robert Herrick

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

Mark Twain

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

George Will

Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Princess of Wales Diana

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Guru Nanak

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

Horace

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

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

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

Herbert Spencer

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

Frederick the Great

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

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

Ted Koppel

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

Honore de Balzac

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

Robert Bolt

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

Walter Bagehot

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

Jordan Grooms

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

Princess of Wales Diana

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Thomas Hardy

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

William Penn

All the time I feel I must justify my existence.

Prince Of Wales Charles

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

William Penn

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

Bob Dylan

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

Anthony Sampson

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

Robert Herrick

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

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

Queen Elizabeth

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

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

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

Charles James Fox

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

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 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

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

To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings.

Duc De Richelieu

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

George R. R. Martin

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

William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

Peter Abrahams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hesiod

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

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

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

Christopher Marlowe

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

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

Laurence Olivier

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

Imelda Marcos

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

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

When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe, to found this great Republic in America, we brought with us the laws and the liberties, which formed a part of our heritage as Britons.

Caleb Cushing

And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.

Ferdowsi

Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings, as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns with an extremely intense heat.

Harry Houdini

Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings.

Howard Carter

The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings.

Julius Wellhausen

As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.

Ernst Toller

For as well as I have loved thee heretofore, mine heart will not serve now to see thee; for through thee and me is the flower of kings and knights destroyed.

Thomas Malory

This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.

Thomas Dekker

A king should die on his feet.

Louis XVIII

While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.

Henry David Thoreau

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.

Horace

It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes.

Victor Hugo

The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone.

Victor Hugo

I'm glad we've been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in the face.

Queen's Mother Elizabeth

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

Dayron Robles

Call me Diana, not Princess Diana.

Princess of Wales Diana

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

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

And love is love in beggars and in kings.

Edward Dyer

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

Bill Wyman

I love to play smaller crowds with the Rhythm Kings.

Bill Wyman

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

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

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

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

Michael W. Smith

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