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99 Royalty Quotes

Ten poor men sleep in peace on one straw heap, as Saadi sings, But the immensest empire is too narrow for two kings.

William R. Alger Quotes , Source: Oriental Poetry--Elbow Room

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Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times; and which have much veneratoin, but no rest.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Empire

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The king reigns but does not govern. [Ger., Der Konig herrscht aber regiert nicht.]

Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck Quotes , Source: in a debate in the Reichstag, but he denied the application of the maxim to Germany

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Every noble crown is, and on Earth will forever be, a crown of thorns.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Past and Present (bk. III, ch. VIII)

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Now let us sing, long live the king.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: History of John Gilpin

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A crown! what is it? It is to bear the miseries of a people! To bear the miseries of a people! And sink beneath a load of splendid care!

Hannah More Quotes , Source: Daniel (pt. VI)

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Many a crown Covers bald foreheads.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. I, l. 754)

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I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his. [Fr., Moi, je serai autocrate: c'est mon metier. Et le bon Dieu me pardonnnera: c'est son metier.]

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Past and Present (bk. III, ch. VIII)

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I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute, From the centre all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk

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And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedest the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

Bible Quotes , Source: Exodus (ch. II, v. 14)

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That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.

Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck Quotes , Source: Speech in the Prussian Parliament

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The king never dies.

Sir William Blackstone Quotes , Source: Commentaries (IV, 249), also Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 50)

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The trappings of a monarchy would set up an ordinary commonwealth.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Life of Milton

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But all's to no end, for the time will not mend Till the King enjoys his own again.

Martyn Parker Quotes , Source: Upon Defacing of White-Hall

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O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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Titles are abolished; and the American Republic swarms with men claiming and bearing them.

William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes , Source: Roundabout Papers--On Ribbons

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The first king was a successful soldier; He who serves well his country has no need of ancestors. [Fr., Le premier qui fut roi, fut un soldat heureux; Qui sert bien son pays, n'a pas besoin d'aleux.]

Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire) Quotes , Source: Merope (I, 3)

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Unhappy France! Unhappy King! [Fr., Malheureuse France! Malheureux roi!]

Etienne Bequet Quotes , Source: heading in the "Journal des Debats", when Charles X was driven from the throne

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The Prussian Sovereigns are in possession of a crown not be the grace of the people, but by God's grace.

Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck Quotes , Source: Speech in the Prussian Parliament

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As ourselves your empires fall, And every kingdom hath a grave.

William Habington Quotes , Source: Night

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The Royall Crowne cures not the head-ach. [The Royal Crown cures not the headache.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Though good faith should be banished from the rest of the world, it should be found in the mouths of kings. [Fr., Si la bonne foi etait bannie du reste du monde, il faudrait qu'on la trouvat dans la bouche des rois.]

Jean II ("Le Bon") Quotes , Source: see "Biographie Universelle"

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The King is dead! Long live the King!

Julia Pardoe Quotes , Source: Life of Louis XIV (vol. III, p. 457)

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The first art to be learned by a ruler is to endure envy. [Lat., Ars prima regni posse te invidiam pati.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Hercules Furens (CCCLIII)

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Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXLVI, v. 3)

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