The foremost art of kings is the ability to endure hatred.
Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) English philosopher, biologist and sociologist.
All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they're a mighty ornery lot. It's the way they're raised.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.
He that can work is born to be king of something.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.
Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
John Dryden (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist and critic.
If you shoot at a king you must kill him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.
Charles James Fox (1749-1806) British statesman.
Kings in this should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.
Kings have many ears and eyes.