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Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
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, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad.
My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'
To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.
I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.
Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.
We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.
Why is the public so interested in movies about the wealthy? My answer is that Shakespeare wrote about kings. That's where the action is. And it's the classic, cathartic thing. You get to indulge in a lifestyle you're not part of, a tragic error leads to a downfall, and you get to say, 'Thank God I'm not him.'
While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
Henry David Thoreau
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
I am an international leader, the dean of the Arab rulers, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of Muslims, and my international status does not allow me to descend to a lower level.
I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.
Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
Eventually, competition and adventure wane, and I enter my ibuprofen phase. Tweaky hamstrings and achy knees restrict mileage, but I continue running for health, sanity, and the ritual of a Sunday trail run with like-minded buddies. We discuss the nagging injuries that bedevil us, and remember the good old days when we were kings.
Today, I see thousands of Mahatma Gandhis, Martin Luther Kings, and Nelson Mandelas marching forward and calling on us. The boys and girls have joined. I have joined in. We ask you to join, too.
Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger, to give the best advice to kings.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear, not skin, their sheep.
I think gold is made for kings and pharaohs - that's what I am.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
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