If you shoot at a king you must kill him.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
John Dryden royalty quote

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 are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
— George Bernard Shaw