To lead, or brass, or some such bad Metal, a prince's stamp may add That value, which it never had. But to the pure refined ore, The stamp of kings imparts no more Worth, than the metal held before.
For should thesoul of a prince enterand informthebody of a cobbler, as soon as deserted by his own soul, everyone sees he would be the same person with the prince, accountable only for the prince's actions; but who would say it was the same man?john locke
Theyare only safe That know to soothe the prince's appetite And serve his lusts.Philip Massinger
This stable is a prince's court,The crib his chair of state;The beasts are parcel of his pomp,The wooden dish his plate.robert southwell
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.Francis Bacon
Rebellion must be managed with many swords; treason to his prince's person may be with one knife.thomas fuller
They are only safe That know to soothe the prince's appetite, And serve his lusts.Philip Massinger