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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.
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.
Marquis de Sade
Knowledge has always flowed upwards to bishops and kings, not down to serfs and slaves.
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes.
The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone.
Class can 'walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.' Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.
Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
Honore de Balzac
The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.
His hands would plait the priest's guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
We're past the age of heroes and hero kings... Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it's up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.
Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
War is the trade of Kings.
I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more.
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.
Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.
Some men look great unshaven; others just look like they forgot to shave. Beards and mustaches can be really distinctive if you go for an earthy, rock-and-roll look like the Kings of Leon or the Killers.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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