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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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Now let us sing, long live the king.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: History of John Gilpin

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A man's a man, But when you see a king, you see the work Of many thousand men.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I)

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The rule Of the many is not well. One must be chief In war and one the king.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. II, l. 253), (Bryant's translation)

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For monarchs seldom sigh in vain.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Marmion (canto V, st. 9)

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Every monarch is subject to a mightier one. [Lat., Omnes sub regno graviore regnum est.]

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

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A prince, the moment he is crown'd, Inherits every virtue sound, As emblems of the sovereign power, Like other baubles in the Tower: Is generous, valiant, just, and wise, And so continues till he dies.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: On Poetry (l. 191)

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Kings are earth's gods; in vice their law's their will.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.

Louis XIV Quotes

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Clemency is the surest proof of a true monarch. [Fr., La clemence est la plus belle marque Qui fasse a l'univers connaitre un vrai monqrque.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: Cinna (IV, 4)

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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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St. George he was for England; St. Dennis was for France. Sing, "Honi soit qui mal y pense."

Old Song Quotes , Source: Black-letter Ballad, London, 1512

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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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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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