True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings;
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.
-Shakespeare (King Richard III)
Nemo contra deum, nisi deus ipse.
(No one against god, unless a god himself.)
Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children.
-Georg Büchner (Danton's Death)
Learn ever to separate the king and the principle of royalty. The king is but man; royalty is the spirit of God. When you are in doubt as to which you should serve, forsake the material appearance for the invisible principle, for this is everything.
-Alexandre Dumas, père (Twenty Years After)
-Friedrich Nietzsche (The Parable of the Madman)