Monarchy Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old monarchy quotes, monarchy sayings, and monarchy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
The worst that can happen underÂ monarchyÂ is rule by a single imbecile, but democracy often means the rule by an assembly of three or four hundred imbeciles.
Robert Anton Wilson
AÂ monarchyÂ is the mostÂ expensiveÂ of allformsÂ of government, theÂ regalÂ staterequiringÂ aÂ costlyÂ parade, and he whodependsÂ on his ownÂ powerÂ to rule, must strengthenÂ thatÂ powerÂ byÂ bribingÂ theÂ activeandÂ enterprisingÂ whom heÂ cannotÂ intimidate.
James Fenimore Cooper
The progress from an absolute to a limitedÂ monarchy, from a limitedÂ monarchyÂ to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.
Henry David Thoreau
MonarchyÂ degenerates into tyranny, aristocracy into oligarchy, and democracy into savage violence and chaos.
The monarchy is a political referee, not a political player, and there is a lot of sense in choosing the referee by a different principle from the players. It lessens the danger that the referee might try to start playing.
TheÂ monarchyÂ is a part of the state. It exists to serve the people.
IfÂ monarchyÂ is corrupting - and it is - wait till you see what overt empire does to us.
TheÂ monarchyÂ is finished. It was finished a while ago, but they're still making the corpses dance.
An absoluteÂ monarchyÂ is one in which the sovereign does as he pleases so long as he pleases the assassins.
MonarchyÂ hardens into despotism. Aristocracy contracts into oligarchy. Democracy expands into the supremacy of numbers.
AÂ monarchyÂ conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
AÂ monarchyÂ is like a man-of-war--bad shots between wind and water hurt it exceedingly; there is danger of capsizing. But democracy is a raft. You cannot easily overturn it. It is a wet place, but it is a pretty safe one.
TheÂ monarchyÂ is a labor intensive industry.
One advantage of aÂ monarchyÂ is that aÂ monarchyÂ does not suffer the effects of having great clots of white Christians moping around simply because they aren't the king or queen.
InÂ monarchyÂ the crime of treason may admit of being pardoned or lightly punished, but the man who dares rebel against the laws of a republic ought to suffer death.
The state ofÂ monarchyÂ is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only God's Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called Gods.
King James I
A dyingÂ monarchyÂ is always one that has too much power, not too little; a dying religion always interferes more than it ought, not less.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The best reason whyÂ MonarchyÂ is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.
TheÂ monarchyÂ unites us; the republic would divide us.
How can aÂ monarchyÂ be a suitable thing, which allows a man to do as he pleases with none to hold him to account. And even if you were to take the best man on earth, and put him into aÂ monarchy, you put outside him the thoughts that usually guide him.
For everyÂ monarchyÂ overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free.
The trappings of aÂ monarchyÂ would set up an ordinary commonwealth.
AÂ monarchyÂ is a merchantman which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock, and go to the bottom, whilst a republic is a raft which will never sink, but then your feet are always in the water.
The right kind ofÂ monarchyÂ is one where everybody goes about with the permanent conviction that the king can do no wrong.
Gilbert K. Chesterton