My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees.
If you could disagree with kings, were gods so far above?
Too many kings can ruin an army
One true king knew when to step aside and give up the reins of power—to remove his crown and relinquish his kingdom—all for the sake of glimpsing, just once in a lifetime, the face of a holy child. He was the Fourth to follow the Star. His gift was a secret. The rest of his journey is unknown.
And so sepúlchred in such pomp dost lie, That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
When being in a relationship with a great man focus on being an asset to your king and not a liability
The greatest value among the objects of human property, not only among precious stones, is due to the diamond, for a long time known only to kings and even to very few of these.
The ministers of kings should learn to moderate their ambition. The higher they elevate themselves above their proper sphere, the greater the danger that they will fall.
On occasion, I used to give presents to the kings, besides the hire that I gave to to their sons who accompany me; and nevertheless, they seized me with my companions.
I've been working through Maurice Druon's 'Accursed Kings' series. They come highly recommended from George R. R. Martin, and for good reason.
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
Knowledge has always flowed upwards to bishops and kings, not down to serfs and slaves.
I am fighting royalty. I have gypsy kings on both sides of the family.
We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.
Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings.
The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate.
'The Grace of Kings' draws on Western traditions as much as it does on Chinese traditions, though the bones of the story are drawn from the Chu-Han Contention period before the Han Dynasty.