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  • How vast those Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our Navigations, and all our Wars are transacted, is when compared to them. A very fit consideration, and matter of Reflection, for those Kings and Princes who sacrifice the Lives of so many People, only to flatter their Ambition in being Masters of some pitiful corner of this small Spot.

    Kings   War   Ambition  
    Christiaan Huygens (1722). “The Celestial Worlds Discover'd, Or, Conjectures Concerning the Inhabitants, Plants and Productions of the Worlds in the Planets”, p.142
  • God has aroused the spirit of kings and princes to root up from the earth the enemies of the Christian name. Therefore gird yourselves manfully and take up joyful arms for the name of Christ.

    Christian   Kings   War  
  • ...I asked Ochto what in the name of all that was sacred he thought he was doing. "Helping you," said Dirnes. "Why?" They put the soldier down, and Ochto straightened to look me in the eye. "Because I know nothing about kings and princes, but I know men.

    Kings   Eye   Men  
    Megan Whalen Turner (2010). “A Conspiracy of Kings”, Greenwillow
  • Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.

    Kings   Cider   Maine  
    The Cider House Rules ch. 3 (1985)
  • For some reason, and for a time such as this, God has given me favor with kings and princes.

    Kings   Favors   Reason  
  • Heaven and earth, all the emperors, kings, and princes of the world, could not raise a fit dwelling-place for God; yet, in a weak human soul, that keeps His Word, He willingly resides.

    Martin Luther, Alexander Chalmers (1857). “The Table Talk of Martin Luther”, p.24
  • In my dreams, I could be a Princess, and that's what I was. Like most little girls, I believed nothing less than a Prince could make my dreams come true.

    Girl   Dream   Princess  
  • 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.

  • X. I saw pale kings and princes too, Pale warriors, death-pale were they all; They cried—“La Belle Dame sans Merci Hath thee in thrall!” XI. I saw their starved lips in the gloam, With horrid warning gaped wide, And I awoke and found me here, On the cold hill’s side. XII. And this is why I sojourn here, Alone and palely loitering, Though the sedge is wither’d from the lake, And no birds sing.

    Kings   Warrior   Lakes  
    "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" l. 37 (1820)
  • Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils - no, nor the human race, as I believe - and then only will this our State have a possibility of life and behold the light of day.

    Plato (2015). “The Republic”, p.206, First Avenue Editions
  • When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: ...To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among brothers, To make music in the heart.

    Howard Thurman (2006). “Howard Thurman: Essential Writings”
  • What has commonly been called rebellion has more often been nothing but a manly and glorious struggle in opposition to the lawless power of rebellious kings and princes.

    Kings   Struggle   Power  
  • The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations.

    Kings   Military   Party  
    Noam Chomsky (2011). “Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order”, p.125, Seven Stories Press
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

    "Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income". Book by Brian Tracy, May 2, 2006.
  • I saw pale kings and princes too, Pale warriors, death-pale were they all; They cried- "La Belle Dame sans Merci Hath thee in thrall!

    Kings   Warrior   Dames  
    "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" l. 37 (1820)
  • Any thing that proves that it is not in the power of Kings and Princes by their great armies to have every thing their own way is of such good example that without any good will to the French one can not help being delighted by it, and you know I have a natural partiality to what some people call rebels.

    Kings   Army   People  
    "Charles James Fox" by L. G. Mitchell, London: Penguin, (p. 125), 1997.
  • I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven. In the former I shall enjoy the company of popes, kings and princes, while in the latter are only beggars, monks and apostles

    Death   Kings   Heaven  
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