80+ Best Ever King Quotes To Feel Royal

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Feb 28, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
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Throughout history, as the head of the nation, a king takes all the major and best decisions for the country's welfare.

Most kings get their power by heritage and being a member of the royal family. Just some famous kings in world history are King Henry VIII of England, Ashoka The Great, Cyrus The Great, and many more.

Here are some quotes about being a king, some wise king quotes, and interesting king sayings. If you like these king quotes and king sayings, check out these [Queen quotes] and King Solomon quotes too!

Famous King Quotes

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Are you ready to discover the best king quotes? Here are some famous king quotes that you may recognize. Which of these king quotes and king sayings is your favorite?

1."Nor to be seen: my Crown is call'd Content,

A Crown it is, that seldom Kings enjoy."

-William Shakespeare, 'Henry VI.'

2."He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."

- John Milton.

3."There is no royal road; you've got to work a good deal harder than most people want to work."

-Charles E. Wilson.

4."A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake."

-John Selden.

5."The King's name is a tower of strength—strong, tall, unassailable."

-William Shakespeare.

6." Kings are like stars,- they rise and set, they have the worship of the world, but no repose."

-Percy Bysshe Shelley.

7."Be royal in your own fashion: act like a king to be treated."

-Robert Greene.

8."I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself."

-Pietro Aretino.

9."I am on a Royal Mission. I am in the service of the King of kings."

-Mary Slessor.

10."Everybody must be managed. Queens must be managed. Kings must be managed, for men want managing almost as much as women, and that's saying a good deal."

-Thomas Hardy.

11."For surely a king is first a man. And so it must follow that a king does as all men do: the best he can."

-Cameron Dokey.

12."Too many kings can ruin an army."


13."It's like chess, you know. The Queen saves the King."

- Terry Pratchett.

14."The least we each ought to do for someone who treats us like a king or a queen is to treat them like a prince or a princess."

-Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

15."Your king is supposed to explode? What kind of government system is that?"

-Jefferson Smith.

16."One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor."

-Sir Thomas More.

17."There’s a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about kings."

-Michelle Cooper.

18."... alone is such a nebulous state when one is queen."

― Rae Carson.

19."I respect you as my king, and I respect you as my father, but I do not respect you as a man!"

-Rebecca McKinsey.

20.“Why be a king, when you can be a god?”


The Best For King And Country Quotes

Any well-run monarchy needs a powerful king or queen. Check out these king quotes and king sayings about all great kings.

21."The man without a country, was an orator no one could silence and no one could answer."

-Thomas Starr King.

22."In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king."

-Desiderius Erasmus.

23."My first allegiance is not to a flag, a country, or a man... not to democracy, or blood; it's to a King & a Kingdom."

-Derek Webb.

24."Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure."


25."What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?"

–Christopher Marlowe.

26."Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings."

–Frederick the Great.

27."I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed."

–Bob Dylan.

28."Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes."

–Robert Bolt.

29."Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings."


30."The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings."

Robert Louis Stevenson.

31."You can't govern without loving the people and without humility!"

-Pope Francis.

32."In war, our elders may give the orders... but it is the young who have to fight."

-T.H. White.

33."Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker... the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and strangers, because we will be judged on this."

-Pope Francis.

Wise King Louis XIV Quotes

Are you enjoying these king quotes? Ready to see some more? Louis XIV the great is also known as Louis the Great. He was the King of France. Here are some great king quotes from King Louis XIV.

34."I have made my will; I have been tormented to do it. I have bought repose; I know the powerlessness and inutility of it."

- King Louis XIV.

35. "Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful."

- King Louis XIV.

36."There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself."

- King Louis XIV.

37."You have only to see what became of my father's will immediately after his death, and the wills of so many other kings. I know it well; but nevertheless, they have wished it; they gave me no rest nor repose, no calm until it was done."

- King Louis XIV.

38."Has God forgotten all I have done for Him?"

- King Louis XIV.

39."As for restitutions, to nobody in particular do I owe any, but as for those I owe to the realm, I hope in the mercy of God."

- King Louis XIV.

40."Render to God what you owe him; recognize the obligations you are under to him."

- King Louis XIV.

King George III Quotes

King George III's full name was George William Frederick. He was the ruler of Great Britain and Ireland. Here are some more king quotes, including King George revolutionary war quotes. Enjoy these king quotes!

41."Was there ever such stuff as great as part of Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you? - What? - Is there not sad stuff?"

- King George III.

42."Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it."

- King George III.

43."Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom."

- King George III.

44."A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me."

- King George III.

45."We are determined to listen to nothing from the illegal congress."

- King George III.

46."Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton."

- King George III.

King Claudius Quotes

King Claudius is a fictional character in William Shakespeare's famous play 'Hamlet,' in which he is a villain. Here are some famous king quotes from Claudius.

47."To do no evil is good, to intend none better."

-Claudius, 'Hamlet'.

48."No one is free who does not lord over himself."

-Claudius, 'Hamlet'.

49."To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better."

-Claudius, 'Hamlet'.

50."No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing."

-Claudius, 'Hamlet'.

51."Say not always what you know, but always know what you say."

-Claudius, 'Hamlet'.

King David Quotes

David was the king of ancient Israel, and the founder of the Judaean dynasty. He united all the tribes of Israel under a single dynasty. The best quotes by King David are compiled here.

52."Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked."

- King David.

53."A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence."

- King David.

54."There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing."

- King David.

King Duncan Quotes

King Duncan is an imaginary character in 'Macbeth'. Here are some quotes from the play.

55."Ross: God save the king!

Duncan: Whence camest thou, worthy thane?"

- William Shakespeare, 'Macbeth'.

56."Ross: I'll see it done.

Duncan: What he hath lost noble Macbeth hath won."

- William Shakespeare, 'Macbeth'.

Freedom Quotes

An admirable king allows freedom to the people of the country to express their views.  Here are the best king quotes about freedom.

57."Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself."

-Martin Luther King.

58."This is the struggle of every person: be free or be a slave."

-Pope Francis.

59."People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."

-Søren Kierkegaard.

60." Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

-Martin Luther King.

62."I like it when someone tells me 'I don't agree.' This is a true collaborator. When they say 'Oh, how great, how great, how great,' that's not useful."

-Pope Francis.

Unity Quotes

Achieving unity can actually make us achieve more, as togetherness gives more success. Here are some quotes about unity that will guide many kings.

63."Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success."

-Henry Ford.

64."Unity has never meant uniformity"

-Martin Luther King.

65."We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

-Martin Luther King.

Justice Quotes

Justice means treating everyone the same and allowing people to enjoy equal rights. Any king has to do justice to the people of his nation.

66."If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine."

-Ernesto Che Guevara.

67."There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."

-Elie Wiesel.

King Quotes About Character

Character is the jewel of a person, and the nature of a person can influence society.  Here are some king quotes that tell how us important the character of anyone (including a king) is.

68."Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better."

–Martin Luther King, Jr.

69."Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character."

William Arthur Ward.

Morality Quotes

A king lays an example for his people through his own behavior. His moral values and ethical standards make a lot of difference in any country. Here are some king attitude quotes that speak about morality.

70."Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other."

-Mark Twain.

71."Compassion is the basis of morality."

-Arthur Schopenhauer.

72."The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

73."So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

-Ernest Hemingway.

74."Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners."

-Laurence Sterne.

75."Yes, man is mortal, but that would be only half the trouble. The worst of it is that he's sometimes unexpectedly mortal—there's the trick!"

-Mikhail Bulgakov.

King Quotations On History

Knowing history is essential to understand a country's culture and customs. Here are some quotes about history that every king should take note of.

76."A generation which ignores history has no past and no future."

-Robert Heinlein.

77. "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach."

-Aldous Huxley.

78."History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

-James Joyce, 'Ulysses'.

79."One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage"

-Jack Canfield.

King And Queen Relationship Quotes

Most kings are part of a partnership, with their queen. Often, the queen is a pillar of strength to the king. Here are some noteworthy king and queen quotes to celebrate the relationships between kings and queens.

80."I may not be a lion, but I am lion's cub and I have lion’s heart."

-Queen Elizabeth I.

81."You better treat her like your queen if you want to be treated like a king."

–Moosa Rahat.

82."I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been."

William Golding.

83."In every woman, there is a Queen. Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer."

–Norwegian proverb.

84."A man who treats his women like a princess is proof that he was raised by a queen."

-Wiz Khalifa.

85."All kings and queens are not born of royal bloodlines. Some become royal because of what they do once they realize who they are."

–Pharrell Williams.

86."I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people."

-Queen Elizabeth I.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for perfect king quotes to feel royal, then you may want to take a look at these King Arthur quotes or Prince quotes to find more famous quotes.

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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