1. 10

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

  2. 9

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

  3. 8

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

  4. 7

    A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

  5. 6

    Kings have many ears and eyes.

  6. 5

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

  7. 4

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

  8. 3

    Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

  9. 2

    Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.

  10. 1

    If you shoot at a king you must kill him.