Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Royalty

"A man may be outwardly successful all his life long, and die hollow and worthless as a puff-ball; and he may be externally defeated all his life long, and die in the royalty of a kingdom established within him. A man's true estate of power and riches, is to be in himself; not in his dwelling, or position, or external relations, but in his own essential character. That is the realm on which he is to live, if he is to live as a good man." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The institution of Royalty in any form is an insult to the human race." -

"The institution of Royalty in any form is an insult to the human race." - Mark Twain, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens

"For he knew how to do a little of everything--all badly." - Victor Hugo