Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains.
Author: Giovanni Ruffini
To be vain of one's rank or place is to show that one is below it.
Author: Leszczynski Stanislaus (1677-1766)
Profession: Polish King
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
Author: William Wycherley (1640-1716)
Profession: British Dramatist