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Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one. - Diogenes of Sinope
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He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. - Saint Augustine
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One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king. - Abraham Maslow
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Authority forgets a dying king. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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By blood a king, in heart a clown. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery. - Ambrose Bierce
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Having listened to great songwriters like James Taylor and Carole King, I felt there was nothing new that was coming out that really represented me and the way I felt. So I started writing my own stuff. - Amy Winehouse
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I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it. - Andrew Jackson
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He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. - Aristotle
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The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off. - Benito Mussolini
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King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner. - Benjamin Disraeli
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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. - Benjamin Disraeli
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A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Benjamin Franklin
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I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed. - Bob Dylan
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The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep. - Chanakya
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In the land of the skunks he who has half a nose is king. - Chris Farley
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I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe. - Dan Quayle
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The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire. - Dave Barry
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Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings! - Dwight L. Moody
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Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle. - Edmund Burke
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Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. - Edmund Burke
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That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it. - Elie Wiesel
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A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs. - Epicurus
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Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn't hear the barbarians coming. - Garrison Keillor
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Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination. - George Bernard Shaw
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America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman. - George W. Bush
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We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts. - Harold MacMillan
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There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. - Helen Keller
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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
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Number one, cash is king... number two, communicate... number three, buy or bury the competition. - Jack Welch
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Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen. - John Keats
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There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite. - Jorge Luis Borges
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Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. - Khalil Gibran
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If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind. - Kurt Vonnegut
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'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.' - Lewis Carroll
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I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor. - Lord Byron
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A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam. - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. - Marcus Aurelius
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Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned. - Marcus Garvey
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Empire and liberty. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
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A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise. - Niccolo Machiavelli
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Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society. - Niccolo Machiavelli
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The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all. - Niccolo Machiavelli
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To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people. - Niccolo Machiavelli
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I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal. - Peter Ustinov
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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. - Plato
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The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. - Robert Louis Stevenson
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