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Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.
~ Ovid

 

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Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.
~ Anthony Sampson

 

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Picture the prince, such as most of them are today: a man ignorant of the law, well-nigh an enemy to his people's advantage, while intent on his personal convenience, a dedicated voluptuary, a hater of learning, freedom and truth, without a thought for the interests of his country, and measuring everything in terms of his own profit and desires.
~ Desiderius Erasmus

 

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Princes give me sufficiently if they take nothing from me, and do me much good if they do me no hurt; it is all I require of them.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
~ Northrop Frye

 

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The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights -- the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.
~ William Pitt The Elder Chatham

 

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Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my crown: that I have reigned with your loves. And though you have had, and may have, many mightier and wiser princes sitting in this seat; yet you never had, nor shall have any that will love you better.
~ Elizabeth I

 

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Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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We live in what virtually amounts to a museum -- which does not happen to a lot of people.
~ Prince Philip Edinburgh

 

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We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.
~ Mary Kay Ash

 

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