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" A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate. "
James F. Cooper
" Britain has a great sense of its own national pride. It's like the monarchy is the embodiment of that pride. "
" Britain is probably the most sophisticated combination of a monarchy and a democracy. "
" I don't think the monarchy is tawdry in the slightest. I think the monarchy is hugely important for Britain. "
" I embody the renewed monarchy for a new time. "
Felipe VI of Spain
" If monarchy is corrupting - and it is - wait till you see what overt empire does to us. "
" If you look at Shakespeare's history plays, what the setting of monarchy allows is this extraordinary intensification of emotions and predicament. "
" In Georgia, where I spend much time, the democratically elected pro-western President Mikhail Saakashvili has been beleaguered by a riotous opposition which proposes creating a constitutional monarchy under the Bagrationi dynasty, with a Spanish racing driver, Prince 'Jorge' Bagrationi, as king. "
Simon Sebag Montefiore
" In the Roman commonwealth, even on the conversion of the monarchy into a republic, the old was as far as possible retained. "
" I think it's obscene. I don't know how you support the monarchy. How can you do that? "
" I think the relation between the monarchy and the press is very much a two-way street. "
" I think you can't have the monarchy without the coronation. I think you would have to get rid of the whole kit and caboodle. "
" It's vital that the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do. "
" I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy. "
" I was born on July 23rd, 1906, in Sarajevo in the province of Bosnia, which then belonged to the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy and later, in 1918, became part of Yugoslavia. "
" Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule. "
" Saudi Arabia is a frightened monarchy. It's beset by Sunni extremists from the Islamic State and Shiite extremists backed by Iran. "
" The aim of my life is the overthrow of monarchy. "
" The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy. "
" The joke newspaper, it says Canada abandons the monarchy. "
" The Magna Carta was the first class-based charter, enforced on the monarchy by the rising class. "
" The monarchy is a labor intensive industry. "
" The monarchy is finished. It was finished a while ago, but they're still making the corpses dance. "
" The monarchy needs publicity: they must be seen to be relevant. Unfortunately, they can't just lead quiet lives. "
" The monarchy that I hand over to my son is not going to be the same one that I have inherited. "
Abdullah II of Jordan
" Then this will only prove again and again, that Monarchy in Germany is he longer capable of a national act. "
" The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. "
" We are a constitutional monarchy. I don't order laws, I propose them. Article 35 of our constitution states that the king can only refuse a law of parliament once, then he has to sign it - if the same law is then supported by a two-thirds majority in both houses of parliament. "
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
" We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy. "
" What royal families are very good at doing is surviving and reinventing themselves. That's true whether it's a constitutional monarchy in Britain or an authoritarian monarchy. "
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