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Louis XIV of FranceL' etat c'est moi.

I myself am the state.

—  Louis XIV of France, 1638-1715, King of France (le Roi Soleil)

NapoleonA throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

NapoleonI am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

NapoleonI saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

NapoleonA king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

NapoleonIn the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Michel de MontaigneOn the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Michel de MontaigneKings and philosophers shit -and so do ladies.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Otto von BismarckI have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.

—  Otto von Bismarck, 1815-1898, German chancellor

William ShakespeareUneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Henry IV, p. II

John DrydenWar is the trade of Kings.

—  John Dryden, 1631-1700, English poet

Jacques LacanIf a man who thinks he is a king is mad, a king who thinks he is a king is no less so.

—  Jacques Lacan, 1901-1981, French psychoanalyst

Luis XVIIt is legal because I want it.

—  Luis XVI, 1754-1793, King of France [1774-1792]

John DrydenKings fight for empires, madmen for applause.

—  John Dryden, 1631-1700, English poet


Latin Quotes

The final argument of kings.

Ultima ratio regum.

—  Latin motto engraved on the cannons of Louis XIV

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Latin proverbThe king can do no wrong.

Rex non potest peccare.

—  Latin proverb

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Quotes in Verse

Wallace StevensThe only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.

—  Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955, American poet

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Movie Quotes

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)- I dunno, must be a king.
- Why?
- He hasn't got shit all over him.

—  from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)










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