"Royalty is the gold filling in a mouthful of decay."
- John Osborne
"The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights - the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others."
- Walter Bagehot
Lili des Bellons
"He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."
- John Milton
"The bigger the Crown the heavier the burden."
- Jeanette Coron
"Even when she's dethroned by hardship, she still wears the sun as a crown."
- Curtis Tyrone Jones
"There are two great enemies of thought and progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold."
- Mary Elizabeth Lease
"In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do. "
- Gianni Versace
"All the time I feel I must justify my existence."
- Prince Charles
"A prince without letters is a Pilot without eyes. All his government is groping."
- Ben Jonson
"Every girl thinks about growing up in a palace. Few ever ponder living in a cage."
- Ally Carter
"Humility is royalty without a crown."
- Spencer W. Kimball
"I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself."
- Pietro Aretino
"There's nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth."
- Alice Cary
"No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself."
"God bless our good and gracious King,
Whose promise none relies on;
Who never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one."
- John Wilmot
"History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created."
- William Morris
"A crown! what is it?
It is to bear the miseries of a people!
To hear their murmurs, feel their discontents,
And sink beneath a load of splendid care!"
- Hannah More
"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness."
- Oprah Winfrey
"One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor."
- Thomas More
"One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king."
- Abraham Maslow
"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
"Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king."
- Thomas Hardy
"And fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns."
- William Shakespeare
"Don't be afriad of failure. This is the way to succeed."
- Lebron James
"Kings are like stars, they rise and set, they have the worship of the world, but no repose."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Let them eat cake."
- Marie Antoinette
Mark T. Smith
"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his."