You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch on his throne.[translation by John Willis Clark]Thou art in thine own house and master of it as much as the king is of his taxes.[translation by John Ormsby][Estas en tu casa, donde eres señor de la, como el Rey de sus alcaualas.]
When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books; for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved, and the heart.
The more you give a king the more he wants. We are walking on a bridge of ice with an abyss on either side. Pleasing one king is difficult enough. Pleasing two is hardly possible.
The King stands for us all. To die for the King is to die for one’s self, for one’s family, which, like the kingdom, cannot die.[Le roi, c’est nous tous! Mourir pour le roi, c’est mourir pour soi-même, pour sa famille, qui ne meurt pas plus que ne meurt le royaume.]
Kings cannot ennoble thee, thou good, great soul, for One who is higher than kings hath done that for thee; but a king can confirm thy nobility to men.