Queen's Birthday - King and Queen quotes to ponder

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
Queen Elizabeth II

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet. 
Napoleon Bonaparte

Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. 
Elizabeth I

All the time I feel I must justify my existence. 
Prince Of Wales Charles

Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause. 
John Dryden

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

The foremost art of kings is the ability to endure hatred. 
Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

The past cannot be cured. 
Elizabeth I

Good memories are our second chance at happiness.
Queen Elizabeth II

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

If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone. 
George Will

When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.
Queen Elizabeth II

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