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Whatever I can say or do. I'm sure not much avails; I shall still Vicar be of Bray, Whichever side prevails.

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

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I loved no King since Forty One When Prelacy went down, A Cloak and Band I then put on, And preached against the Crown.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: The Turn-Coat, in posthumous works

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God bless the King--I mean the faith's defender; God bless (no harm in blessing) the pretender; But who the pretender is, or who is King-- God bless us all--that's quite another thing.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Miscellaneous Pieces

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That man is deceived who thinks it slavery to live under an excellent prince. Never does liberty appear in a more gracious form than under a pious king. [Lat., Fallitur egregio quisquis sub principe credet Servitutem. Nunquam libertas gratior extat Quam sub rege pio.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Laudibus Stilichonis (III, 113)

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'Tis a very fine thing to be father-in-law To a very magnificent three-tailed bashaw.

George Colman ("The Younger") Quotes , Source: Blue Beard (act III, sc. 4)

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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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Now let us sing, long live the king.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: History of John Gilpin

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I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts but I don't see myself being Queen of this country.

Diana, Princess of Wales Quotes , Source: in a BBC1 television interview

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And kind as kings upon their coronation day.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Fables--The Hind and the Panther (pt. I, l. 271)

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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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Every citizen is king under a citizen king. [Fr., Tout citoyen est roi sous un roi citoyen.]

Charles Simon Favart Quotes , Source: Les Trois Sultanes (II, 3)

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There was a king of Thule, Was faithful till the grave, To whom his mistress dying, A golden goblet gave. [Ger., Es war ein Konig in Tule Gar treu bis an das Grab, Dem sterbend seine Buhle Einen gold'nen Becher gab.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust--The King of Thule, (Bayard Taylor's translation)

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She governs but she does not reign. [Fr., Elle gouvernait, mais elle ne regnait pas.]

Charles Jean Henault Quotes , Source: Memoirs (161), said of Mem. des Ursins, favorite of Philip V of Spain

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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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Whenever monarchs err, the people are punished. [Lat., Quidquid delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 2, 14)

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On the king's gate the moss grew gray; The king came not. They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father's stead.

Helen Hunt Jackson (Helen Hunt) Quotes , Source: Coronation

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God gives not kings the stile of Gods in vaine, For on his throne his sceptre do they sway; And as their subjects ought them to obey, So kings should feare and serve their God againe.

James I of England Quotes , Source: Sonnet Addressed to his son, Prince Henry

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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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Princes that would their people should do well Must at themselves begin, as at the head; For men, by their example, pattern out Their limitations, and regard of laws: A virtuous court a world to virtue draws.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Cynthia's Revels (act V, sc. 3)

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A prince without letters is a Pilot without eyes. All his government is groping.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Discoveries--Illiteratus Princeps

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They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a Prince as soon as his groom.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Discoveries--Illiteratus Princeps

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Over all good things certain, this is sure indeed, Suffer not the old King, for we know the breed.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: The Old Issue, in the "Five Nations"

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'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor With a hairy old crown on 'er 'ead? She 'as ships on the foam--she 'as millions at 'ome, An' she pays us poor beggars in red.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: The Widow at Windsor

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The court is like a palace built of marble; I mean that it is made up of very hard but very polished people. [Fr., La cour est comme un edifice bati de marbre; je veux dire qu'elle est composee d'hommes fort durs mais fort polis.]

Jean de la Bruyere Quotes , Source: Les Caracteres (VIII)

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Ah! vainest of all things Is the gratitude of kings.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Belisarius (st. 8)

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