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A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.
~ John Selden

 

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A king should die on his feet.
~ Louis XVIII

 

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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 Twain

 

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Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
~ Herbert Spencer

 

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Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
~ Frederick The Great (Frederick II)

 

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He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!
~ Seneca

 

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He that can work is born to be king of something.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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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

 

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If you shoot at a king you must kill him.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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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

 

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

 

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Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
~ John Dryden

 

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

 

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Kings have many ears and eyes.
~ Proverb

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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The 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

 

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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

 

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They say that kings are made in the image of God. If that is what he looks like, I feel sorry for God.
~ Frederick The Great (Frederick II)

 

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