“Sometimes he wears the crown,” Magnus Stepney once remarked, “and sometimes, by the grace of God, he takes the damned thing off.”
Vere magnus est, qui magnam habet caritatem. He is truly great who has great charity.
Olaus magnus (de Gentibus Septentrionalibus) tells a like story of a northern king, who was hanged in pursuance of his own sentence: But it don't appear that he was afterwards made a saint.
magnus inter opes inops.
magnus ab integro saeclorum.