I have no commiseration for princes. My sympathies are reserved for the great mass of mankind ….
Littleman, littleman! The word 'must' isnotto be usedto princes!Elizabeth I
Put not your trust in princes.
When he says that in that day all his thoughts perish, or flow away, perhaps under this expression he censures the madness of princes in setting no bounds to their hopes and desires, and scaling the very heavens in their ambition, like the insane Alexander of Macedon, who, upon hearing that there were other worlds, wept that he had not yet conquered one, although soon after the funeral urn sufficed him.
Perfect happiness, by princes sought, Is not with birth born, nor exchequers bought.George Chapman
Must is not a word to be used to princes! Little man, little man, if your late father were here he would never dare utter such a word.
Can princes born in palaces be sensible of the misery of those who dwell in cottages?stanisław leszczyński
Deux grands princes qui se voudroient bien entr'aymer, ne se devroient jamais voir, mais envoyer bonnes gens et sages les uns vers les autres, et ceux là les entretiendroient ou amenderoient les fautes.philippe de commines
Les roys et princes en sont trop plus forts, quand ils l'entreprennent du consentement de leurs subjets, et en sont plus craints de leurs ennemis.philippe de commines
Et ne savez-vous plus qu'il n'est princes ni rois Qu'elle daigne égaler à ses moindres bourgeois?pierre corneille
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mould…. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes.Michel de Montaigne
Would not the German princes at least intercede with Philip? Would they hinder the passage of the royal mercenaries from Germany? Saxony, Hesse, Wurtemburg, and the rest offer excellent advice, to beware of Philip, not to drive him to extremity, to avoid outrages.william the silent
There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have.william shakespeare
La faveur des princes n'exclut pas le mérite, et ne le suppose pas aussi.
Search then the ruling passion; there alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.Alexander Pope
Deux grands princes qui se voudroient bien entr'aymer, ne se devroient jamais voir, mais envoyer bonnes gens et sages les uns vers les autres, et ceux là les entretiendroient ou amenderoient les fautes.
The age in which true history appeared in India was one of great intellectual and spiritual ferment. Mystics and sophists of all kinds roamed through the Ganga Valley, all advocating some form of mental discipline and asceticism as a means to salvation; but the age of the Buddha , when many of the best minds were abandoning their homes and professions for a life of asceticism, was also a time of advance in commerce and politics. It produced not only philosophers and ascetics, but also merchant princes and men of action.
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.
One murder made a villain, Millions a hero. princes were privileged To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime .Beilby Porteus
They say princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a Prince as soon as his groom.Ben Jonson
The best princes have ever encouraged and Promoted Freedom of Speech; they know that upright Measures would defend themselves, and that all upright Men would defend them.
Ye country comets, that portend No war nor princes' funeral Shining unto no other end Than to presage the grass's fall.Andrew Marvell
Yet stay, heaven gates are not so highly arch'd As princes' palaces; they that enter there, Must go upon their knees.john webster