Quotations on Kings

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Joseph and his mother come from the black kings who were before the white man.
- Peter Abrahams
(Keywords: Mother, Kings, Man)

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Brothers, Enemies, Kings, Sons)

Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings, which started off the Outer Limits series. It was sort of the two hour pilot movie.
- Beau Bridges
(Keywords: Father, Kings, Limits)

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Policy, Kings, Will)

Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Faith, Force, Kings, Persuasion, World)

'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'
- Lewis Carroll
(Keywords: Time, Kings, Ships, Talk)

As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men.
- Pierre Corneille
(Keywords: Men, Kings, May)

When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe, to found this great Republic in America, we brought with us the laws and the liberties, which formed a part of our heritage as Britons.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: America, Europe, Kings, Laws)

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
- Charles Davenport
(Keywords: People, Custom, Kings, Law)

This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
- Thomas Dekker
(Keywords: Love, Fate, Hate, Kings, May, Old, Treason)

The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Day, Kings, Present)

War is the trade of Kings.
- John Dryden
(Keywords: War, Kings, Trade)

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: Friendship, Kings, World)

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.
- King Farouk
(Keywords: Cards, England, Kings, Will, World, Years)

And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.
- Ferdowsi
(Keywords: God, Men, Deeds, Kings, May, Now, Rest)

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Keywords: Men, Earth, Judges, Kings, May)

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Love, Beauty, Truth, Kings, Today, Yesterday)

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
- Hesiod
(Keywords: People, Evil, Justice, Kings, Speech, Will)

Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
- Horace
(Keywords: Death, Kings, Poor)

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace
(Keywords: Death, Kings, Man, Poor)

The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.
- Qin Shi Huangdi
(Keywords: Existence, Kings, Reason)

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Government, History, Angels, Kings, Man, Question)

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
- Meir Kahane
(Keywords: People, Heart, Existence, Kings, Nation, Reason, World)

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen.
- Ted Koppel
(Keywords: Fools, Kings, Network, Now)

We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
- Harold MacMillan
(Keywords: Experts, Kings, Right)

For as well as I have loved thee heretofore, mine heart will not serve now to see thee; for through thee and me is the flower of kings and knights destroyed.
- Thomas Malory
(Keywords: Heart, Kings, Now, Will)

What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
- Christopher Marlowe
(Keywords: Day, Kings, Shadows)

Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions of an amazing universe in our possession that kings in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess.
- Kary Mullis
(Keywords: War, Thoughts, Kings, Possession, Universe)

We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.
- Laurence Olivier
(Keywords: Time, Kings, Politicians)

Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
- William Penn
(Keywords: God, Kings, Mercy, World)

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.
- Plato
(Keywords: Power, End, Humanity, Kings, Now, Philosophy, states, Will, World)

The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate.
- J. M. Roberts
(Keywords: People, Kings, Laws, Post, Public)

The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
- James Shirley
(Keywords: Death, Blood, Fate, Kings, Poor, Shadows, State)

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
- Goldwin Smith
(Keywords: Time, Career, Conquest, Country, Kings, Rome)

For some reason, and for a time such as this, God has given me favor with kings and princes.
- Michael W. Smith
(Keywords: Time, God, Kings, Reason)

One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.
- Patrick Stewart
(Keywords: Company, Day, England, Kings, Nothing, Preparation, Shakespeare, Years)

I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.
- Angie Stone
(Keywords: Men, Expression, Kings, Old, Reality)

As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.
- Ernst Toller
(Keywords: Day, Heroes, Kings, Now, Pity)

Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.
- Benjamin Tucker
(Keywords: Money, Extreme, Kings, Leaders, May, Principles, Socialism)

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
- Mark Twain
(Keywords: People, Editors, Kings, Right)

We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.
- Gore Vidal
(Keywords: Life, Love, Artists, Boys, Emotion, Kings, World)

During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
- Mika Waltari
(Keywords: Life, Gods, Hope, Immortality, Kings, Past, Writers)

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Keywords: Age, Danger, Husbands, Kings, May, Right)

With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging and producing the music as well as the choice of songs.
- Bill Wyman
(Keywords: Music, Choice, Kings, Songs)

I love to play smaller crowds with the Rhythm Kings.
- Bill Wyman
(Keywords: Love, Crowds, Kings, Play)

Where are the Muslim people's sponsors? Where are its kings? Where are its leaders? The Muslim people is calling upon you, Jerusalem is appealing to you, will anyone answer?
- Ahmed Yassin
(Keywords: People, Muslim, Kings, Leaders, Will)

I want to kill the president because I no like the capitalists. I have the gun in my hand, I kill kings and presidents first and next all capitalists.
- Giuseppe Zangara
(Keywords: First, Kings, President, Want)

I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings - every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey.
- Rob Zombie
(Keywords: First, Kings, Play)









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