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Kings Quotes

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For some reason, and for a time such as this,
God has given me favor with kings and princes.
- Michael W. Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

War is the trade of Kings.
- John Dryden

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

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
- Louis XVIII

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

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

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

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

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

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

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
- Charles Davenport

I always say that I am very proud of the work that
I did with the Rolling Stones and that I am also proud
of what I have done with the Rhythm Kings.
- Bill Wyman

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

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

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast
dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
- Guru Nanak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came
out in the UK as they are on the V2 record label.
I think it has a great vibe and has great songs.
I also think the Kings of Leon are right up my street.
- Kelly Jones

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

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


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