Kings Quotes

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy. - William Shakespeare


Avoid greatness; in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their favourites enjoy. - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]


Every king springs from a race of slaves, and every slave had kings among his ancestors. - Plato [Aristocles]


A miracle is an act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable, as beating a normal hand of four kings and an ace with four aces and a king. - Ambrose Bierce


Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts. - Homer [Homeros]


I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it. - George Sand


When kings the sword of justice first lay down, They are no kings, though they possess the crown. Titles are shadows, crowns are empty things, The good of subjects is the end of kings. - Daniel Defoe


All kings is mostly rapscallions. - Mark Twain


'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known: Kings seek their subjects' good, tyrants their own. - Robert Herrick


A king should die on his feet. - Louis XVIII


Kings have many ears and eyes. - Proverb


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


All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they're a mighty ornery lot. It's the way they're raised. - Mark TwainThe supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy. - Ashurnasirpal

I cannot be indifferent to the assassination of a member of my profession, We should be obliged to shut up business if we, the Kings, were to consider the assassination of Kings as of no consequence at all. - Edward VII


In a few years there will be only five kings in the world -- the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards. - Farouk I


The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only God's Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called Gods. - James I of England


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


The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.-James Shirley


The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.-Benjamin Disraeli


The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.-Meir Kahane


The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone.-Victor Hugo


The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.-Qin Shi Huangdi


The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings.-Julius Wellhausen


The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate.-J. M. Roberts


'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'-Lewis Carroll


The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.-Robert Louis Stevenson


The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.-Robert Louis Stevenson


There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.-Plato


There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do.-Aaron Sorkin


This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.-Thomas Dekker


To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings.-Duc De Richelieu


War is the trade of Kings.-John Dryden


We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.-Laurence Olivier


We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.-Harold MacMillan


We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.-Gore Vidal


What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?-Christopher Marlowe


When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.-Imelda Marcos


Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.-Sallust


Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.-George Bernard Shaw


Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.-Charles James Fox


Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.-William Penn


Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.-Solomon Ibn Gabirol


Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.-Edmund Burke


Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger, to give the best advice to kings.-Robert Herrick


My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.-William Shakespeare


Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.-Thomas Carlyle


One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.-Patrick Stewart


One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.-Marquis de Sade


Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."-Mark Twain


Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!-Honore De Balzac


Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.-Horace


Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.-Horace


Punctuality is the politeness of kings.-Louis XVIII


So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.-Hesiod


Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.-Thomas Jefferson


That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.-Amelia Barr


The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.-Mary Wollstonecraft

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