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Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings. ...
by Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Many men hoard for the future husbands of their wives.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

All men have one entrance into life,
and the like going out.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

 

My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy,
don't disclose it to your friend.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

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Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever;
but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

And when I was born, I drew in the common air,
and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature;
and the first voice which I uttered was crying,
as all others do.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it,
you become its slave.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

One is punished by the very things by which he sins.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

A wise man's question contains half the answer.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

I am better able to retract what I did not say than what I did.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master;
once you utter it,
you are its slave.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

"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

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I
am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
- Imelda Marcos

Wise kings generally have wise counselors;
and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
- Diogenes

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace

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

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

In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear,
not skin, their sheep.
- Robert Herrick

Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut
of the poor and the towers of kings.
- Horace

In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature
is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected
and their lawlessness controlled.
- Xun Zi

Death may be the King of terrors...
but Jesus is the King of kings!
- Dwight L. Moody

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

We have all, at one time or another,
been performers,
and many of us still are - politicians,
playboys, cardinals and kings.
- Laurence Olivier

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

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

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption,
who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
- Hesiod

I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord,
for they were born kings of the earth far more truly
than those who possess it only from having bought it.
- George Sand

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

While civilization has been improving our houses,
it has not equally improved
the men who are to inhabit them.
It has created palaces, but it was
not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

One weeps not save when one is afraid,
and that is why kings are tyrants.
- Marquis de Sade

I love to play smaller crowds with the Rhythm Kings.
- Bill Wyman

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
- Louis XVIII

We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to
fall down for the divine right of experts.
- Harold MacMillan

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
- Edmund Burke

I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid;
my father was a minister.
101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
- Denzel Washington

Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings,
as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns
with an extremely intense heat.
- Harry Houdini

There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old,
telling stories about kings and their palaces,
and that's really what I wanted to do.
- Aaron Sorkin

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

The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless
wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.
- Qin Shi Huangdi

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

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

With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging
and producing the music as well as the choice of songs.
- Bill Wyman

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters.
Now network presidents have anchormen.
- Ted Koppel

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

And love is love in beggars and in kings.
- Edward Dyer

I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings.
And I've never been too impressed.
- Bob Dylan

Joseph and his mother come from the black kings who
were before the white man.
- Peter Abrahams

The world is full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

History has remembered the kings and warriors,
because they destroyed; art has remembered the people,
because they created.
- William Morris

To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings.
- Duc De Richelieu

Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings.
- Howard Carter

War is the trade of Kings.
- John Dryden

Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad;
and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.
- Sallust

Kings are in the moral order what monsters are in the natural.
- Henri Gregoire

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
- Moliere

Death comes for us all.
Even for kings he comes.
- Robert Bolt

His hands would plait the priest's guts,
if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
- Denis Diderot

Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger,
to give the best advice to kings.
- Robert Herrick

As great as kings may be, they are what we are:
they can err like other men.
- Pierre Corneille

This principle is old, but true as fate,
Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
- Thomas Dekker

Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
- Thomas Carlyle

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


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