June 27, 2012
The Royals: From King Tut to Queen Elizabeth II
"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his."
- Helen Keller
Andrew R. Wright
"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves."
"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."
Queen Elizabeth II
"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet."
Mark T. Smith
"I am the state. "
"Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule."
Kinuko Y. Craft
"I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too."
Queen Elizabeth I
"Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place."
"As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men."
"There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself."
- William Pitt Chatham The Elder, Lord
"Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be."
Diana, Princess of Wales
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."
"Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery."
"By blood a king, in heart a clown."
Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it."
"Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king."
Arthur: "There is no worse death than the end of hope."
King Arthur" (2004)
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Let them eat cake."
""Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel."
"Very illustrious Lord Dauphin, I am come, being sent on the part of God, to give succour to the kingdom and to you."
- Joan of Arc's first words to Charles VII:
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