In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings.
Burgundy for kings, champagne for duchesses, claret for gentlemen.
Difference of opinion is the one crime which kings never forgive
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments
"Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments."
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
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
Sequoias, kings of their race, growing close together like grass in a meadow, poised their brave domes and spires in the sky three hundred feet above the ferns and lilies that enameled the ground; towering serene through the long centuries, preaching God's forestry fresh from heaven
Burgundy for Kings, Champagne for Duchesses, and claret for Gentlemen
Many great kings, emperors, saints and seers have left without taking anything. When you are born you don't bring anything with you. Render service in divine awareness.
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
The royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war; This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea.
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Feared by their breed and famous by their birth.
We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
History deals mainly with captains and kings, gods and prophets, exploiters and despoilers, not with useful men.
Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the cheif ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
Kings cannot ennoble thee, thou good, great soul, for One who is higher than kings hath done that for thee; but a king can confirm thy nobility to men.
No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar, if grammarians discuss them.
Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties,And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.
The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making
from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes,
priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern
It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by statuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of their subjects never will
Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.