Quotes about royalty

A family on the throne is an interesting idea.... It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life. ...

Walter Bagehot royalty

In France, and at the most important period of our history, Catherine de' Medici has suffered more from popular error than any oth er woman, ...

Honoré De Balzac people and places history royalty

The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights--the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right ...

Walter Bagehot royalty

The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they h ...

Walter Bagehot royalty

If a Sovereign should, by great accident, deviate into moderation, justice, and clemency, what a contemptible figure would he make in the ca ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl royalty despotism reputation

... what a family is without a steward, a ship without a pilot, a flock without a shepherd, a body without a head, the same, I thi nk, is a ...

Elizabeth I leadership royalty

The rulers of the earth are all worth knowing; they suggest moral reflections: and the respect that one naturally has for God's vi ce-regent ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl royalty leadership

Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my crown: that I have reigned with your loves.... And though you hav e had, an ...

Elizabeth I leadership royalty

Were you to converse with a king, you ought to be as easy and unembarrassed as with your own valet-de chambre; but yet every look, word, and ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl royalty conversation etiquette

Anne of Austria (with great submission to a Crowned Head do I say it) was a B----. She had spirit and courage without parts, devot ion witho ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl character royalty adultery