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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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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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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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The king never dies.

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

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

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Life of Milton

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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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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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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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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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I am the State. [Fr., L'etat c'est moi.]

Louis XI Quotes , Source: see Roche et Chasles--"Hist. de France", vol. II, p. 30

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He who knows how to dissimulate knows how to reign. [Fr., Qui nescit dissimulare, nescit regnare.]

Vicentius Lupanus (Vincent de La Loupe) Quotes , Source: De Magistratibus & Praefecturis Francorum (lib. I)

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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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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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And in the years he reigned; through all the country wide, There was no cause for weeping, save when the good man died. [Fr., Ce n'est que lorsqu'il expira Que le peuple, qui l'enterra pleura.]

Pierre Jean de Beranger Quotes , Source: Le Roi Yvetot, rendering of Thackeray's "King of Brentford"

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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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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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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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I dare be bold, you're one of those Have took the covenant, With cavaliers are cavaliers And with the saints, a saint.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: The Tale of the Cobbler and the Vicar of Bray

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