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

You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.
— Miguel de Cervantes

Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.
— John Dryden