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To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings.
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
This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
I learned French in Tunis, along with Arabic. I also learned French history. I knew the entire history of the kings of France. And I was fascinated by Versailles.
We live in this era that has benefited from the Industrial Revolution, and we live with a kind of luxury and plenty that even all but the poorest of Americans live with a kind of sensuousness that was unimagined by medieval kings. But in order to get to this point, a lot of people had to suffer in really terrible ways.
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.
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
George Bernard Shaw
Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
Frederick the Great
We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.
One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.
Imagine if all those kings and dukes hadn't commissioned those crazy cathedrals, paintings and music... we'd still be living in sticks and mud. Because none of those things made any economic sense. Human beings' capacity to 'waste time' is a miracle - but that's exactly what art is for.
We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
This kitchen is completely calm. Some of the old-fashioned chefs - they become kings in their kitchen, they've got to be called chef. But I don't care if someone calls me chef or Heston, it really doesn't bother me.
Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial 'we.'
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.
Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!
Dwight L. Moody
One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.
Marquis de Sade
What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
Knowledge has always flowed upwards to bishops and kings, not down to serfs and slaves.
I do shop online! But I'm shopping online mostly in the home categories - One Kings Lane and Gilt. At a lot of architectural websites, I buy a lot of hardware for cabinetry like hinges and things like that from England. So, you know, for me, I shop at Net-A-Porter, but I don't really shop that much for clothing online.
The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Robert Louis Stevenson
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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