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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.

Author: Ashurnasirpal


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

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

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.

Author: Edward VII


If you shoot at a king you must kill him.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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.

Author: Farouk I


Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.

Author: Charles James Fox (1749-1806)

Profession: British Statesman, Foreign Secretary

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.

Author: James I of England

Profession: King of Great Britain

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

Author: Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Profession: American Blind/Deaf Author, Lecturer, Amorist

A king should die on his feet.

Author: Louis XVIII (1755-1824)

Profession: King of France

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

Author: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

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

Author: William Penn (1644-1718)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

Who does not know that kings and rulers sprang from men who were ignorant of God, who assumed because of blind greed and intolerable presumption to make themselves masters of other men, their equals, by means of pride, violence, bad faith, murder, and almost every other kind of crime? Surely the devil drove them on.

Author: Pope Gregory VII


Kings have many ears and eyes.

Author: Proverb


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.

Author: John Selden (1584-1654)

Profession: British Jurist, Statesman