Cheapskate Wisdom … About Kings, Queens, and Royalty in General

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“A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.” – Frederick the Great

“Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.” – George Bernard Shaw

“God save the queen/ ‘Cause tourists are money/ And our figurehead/ Is not what she seems” – Sex Pistols

“One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in Kings, is that nature disapproves it, otherwise she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule, by giving mankind an ASS FOR A LION.” – Thomas Paine

“The institution of Royalty in any form is an insult to the human race.” – Mark Twain

“I have dined with kings, I’ve been offered wings. And I’ve never been too impressed.” – Bob Dylan

“What the devil’s a king but a man, or a queen but a woman?” – Maxwell Anderson

“A man’s a man, But when you see a king, you see the work Of many thousand men.” – George Eliot

“He that can work is born to be king of something.” – Thomas Carlyle

“They say that kings are made in the image of God. If that is what he looks like, I feel sorry for God.” – Frederick II

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