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There is death in the pot. [2 Kings 4:40]
Luck
Bible

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Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
Tyranny
Edmund Burke

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Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
Persuasion
Thomas Carlyle

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Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
Custom
Charles Davenport

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His hands would plait the priests guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
Uncategorised
Denis Diderot

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Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
Kings
John Dryden

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Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
John Dryden

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War is the trade of Kings.
War
John Dryden

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Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.
Assertiveness
Euripides

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Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.
Kings
Charles James Fox

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Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
Pride
Benjamin Franklin

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Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
Kings
(Frederick II) Frederick The Great

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Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
Wisdom
Ibn Gabirol

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Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Confidence
Samuel Johnson

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Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Punctuality
Louis XVIII

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We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
Experts
Harold Macmillan

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Thinking and Thought: Thoughts are funny little things, They can make paupers or make kings.
Thoughts and Thinking
Sidney Madwed

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What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
Kings
Christopher Marlowe

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Grammar, which can govern even Kings.
Grammar
Moliere

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The wealth of kings is in the affections of their subjects.
Leaders and Leadership
Motto

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People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
Confidence
Ovid

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Kings in this should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
Kings
William Penn

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Kings have many ears and eyes.
Kings
Proverb

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To know how to disguise is the knowledge of kings.
Deception
Cardinal De Richelieu

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One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.
Cries and Crying
Marquis De Sade

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun