Courtiers Quotes


Every spendthrift passion has its attendant courtiers. Doris Lessing

The man who bows before the ruler, shows his behind to the courtiers Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

The politics of courtiers resemble their shadows; they cringe and turn with the sun of the day. Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

Peoples, be peoples and others will respect you. Be courtiers and others will scorn you and it will be well deserved. Louis-Joseph Papineau

To be over much facetious is the accomplishment of courtiers and blemish of the wise. Saadi

I find virtue to be found amongst the farmers of the country alone, not about courts, where courtiers dwell. Andrew Jackson

Courtiers don't take wagers against the king's skill. There is the deadly danger of winning. Isaac Asimov

To the courtiers flushed with wine, life was pleasure, and pleasure life. Eiji Yoshikawa

...many of the officials, courtiers, and priests, representing the upper class of Egyptian society but not the royalty, looked strikingly like modern Europeans, especially long-headed ones Carleton S. Coon

Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy. Pope Francis

When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food It ennobled our hearts and enriched our blood- Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of England. And Old England's roast beef. Henry Fielding

Oh how unhappy is the prince served by such men who are so easily corrupted. Francois Rabelais

A rule that may serve for a statesman, a courtier, or a lovernever make a defence or an apology before you be accused. Charles I of England

The success of great scholars and thinkers is commonly a courtier-like success, not kingly, not manly. Henry David Thoreau

Loyalty in time of need is possibly one of the noblest of victories a courtier can win over himself. Honore De Balzac

Art editors and critics - people like me - have become a courtier class. Dave Hickey

The wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self-seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends. Voltaire

The Westerly Wind asserting his sway from the south-west quarter is often like a monarch gone mad, driving forth with wild imprecations the most faithful of his courtiers to shipwreck, disaster, and death. Joseph Conrad

Dogs live with man as courtiers 'round a monarch, steeped in the flattery of his notice ... to push their favor in this world of pickings and caresses is, perhaps, the business of their lives. Robert Louis Stevenson

What is known as success assumes nearly as many aliases as there are those who seek it. Like love, it can come to commoners as well as courtiers. Like virtue, it is its own reward. Like the Holy Grail, it seldom appears to those who don't pursue it. Stephen Birmingham



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