You had better have one King than five hundred.
Charles II (823 - 877)
Source: Remark after dissolving the Oxford Parliament, 28 Mar 1681.
Contributed by: Zaady
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; he hoped that they would excuse it.
Source: Macaulay, History of England
Let not poor Nelly starve. (his mistress, Nell Gwynne)
Source: On his deathbe. from Gilbert Burnet, The Historyof My Own Times, 1724-1734
Said to a deputation of Quakers: Of this you may be assured, that you shall none of you suffer for your opinions or religion, so long as you live peaceably, and you have the word of a king for it.
Source: Works, by R. Hubberthorn.
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