King Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old king quotes, king sayings, and king proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
Kings are the slaves of history.
Too many kings can ruin an army
For surely a king is first a man. And so it must follow that a king does as all men do: the best he can.
The King did what all wise husbands do. He did as he was told.
…every King must have a fool or risk becoming the fool himself.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
A king may be a tool, a thing of straw; but if he serves to frighten our enemies, and secure our property, it is well enough; a scarecrow is a thing of straw, but it protects the corn.
All kings is mostly rapscallions.
Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
Kings are like stars -- they rise and set, they have the worship of the world, but no repose.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A king that would not feel his crown too heavy for him, must wear it every day, but if he think it too light, he knoweth not of what metal it is made.
Kings ought to differ from their subjects, not in kind, but in perfection.
To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.
Kings are never without flatterers to seduce them, ambition to deprive them, and desires to corrupt them.
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
Kings also sleep; but the clever ones, with one eye open, just like dolphins and whales.
Mehmet Murat ildan
Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on.
Kings need not raise their voices to be heard.
A king without power is an absurdity.
Great kings began as great boys
He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!
Seneca The Younger
A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.
You had better have one King than five hundred.
A king is a living law.
Magistrates rule by an established rotation; kings reign for life.
The king's name is a tower of strength, which they upon the adverse party want.
Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.
Charles James Fox
A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven.
Charles R. Swindoll
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors, and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.
Number one, cash is king number two, communicate number three, buy or bury the competition.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure.
The king reigns but does not govern.
Louis Adolphe Thiers
One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.
Marquis De Sade
The king must die so that the country can live.
Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave and gives them what he will and not what they crave.
I am indeed a king because I know how to rule myself.
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
No reliance can be placed on the friendship of kings, nor vain hope put in the melodious voice of boys; for that passes away like a vision, and this vanishes like a dream.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.
There is no man in this world without some manner of tribulation or anguish, though he be king or pope.
Thomas a Kempis
He that can work is born to be king of something.
Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.
Through talk, we tamed kings, restrained tyrants, averted revolution
The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.
That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.
History has remembered the kings and warriors because they destroyed art has remembered the people because they created.
Time's glory is to command contending kings, To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.
Like Patience gazing on kings' graves, and smiling Extremity out of act.
This magistrate is not the king. The people are the king.