To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.
The crown of literature is poetry.
A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown.
Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.
And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I'll take the pennant every time.
He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.
Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I.
The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.
I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head.
Sometime I wish the aliens would abduct me and crown me as their leader.
The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.
In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.
Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory.