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Absolute Monarchy Quotes


"The Russian government is an absolute monarchy tempered by assassination." - Marquis De Custine

"In chess, bigamy is acceptable but monarchy is absolute." - Garry Kasparov

"Absolute monarchy,... is the easiest death, the true Euthanasia of the BRITISH constitution." - David Hume

"The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual." - Henry David Thoreau

"Internet: absolute communication, absolute isolation." - Paul Carvel

"An absolute monarchy is one in which the sovereign does as he pleases so long as he pleases the assassins." - Ambrose Bierce

"I cannot help concurring with the opinion that an absolute democracy, no more than absolute monarchy, is to be reckoned among the legitimate forms of government." - Edmund Burke

"The tendency of an advanced civilization is in truth monarchy." - Benjamin Disraeli

"An aristocracy is the true support of a monarchy." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The only absolute attainment is absolute abandonment." - Gore Vidal

"Absolute morality leads logically to absolute intolerance." - Michael Shermer

"The only absolute morality is absolute stagnation." - Samuel Butler

"I will say positively and resolutely that is it impossible an elective monarchy should be so free and absolute as an hereditary." - Francis Bacon

"Wealth held by a class and used ambitiously becomes as despotic as an absolute monarchy, and has in its hands manners, customs, laws, institutions, and governments themselves." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Mathematicians practice absolute freedom." - Henry Adams

"Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom." - Albert Camus

"Absolute power is absolute power, no matter what it's called." - Marie Lu

"The State, every government whatever its form, character or color - be it absolute or constitutional, monarchy or republic, Fascist, Nazi or bolshevik - is by its very nature conservative, static, intolerant of change and opposed to it." - Emma Goldman

"A cat has absolute honesty." - Ernest Hemingway

"God is the absolute truth" - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"God alone knows absolute Truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Nothing is absolute in security." - Barton Gellman

"Skittles are my absolute favourite." - Leigh Lezark

"Death is an absolute marvel." - William Shatner

"Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value." - George Bernard Shaw

"I'm not a great fan of monarchy in general, but I have to say the Danish monarchy is closer to the people; it's not as stuffy as the English one." - Viggo Mortensen

"God has made no one absolute." - Owen Feltham

"absolute liberty ... tends to corrupt absolutely." - Gertrude Himmelfarb

"Learn the absolute pleasure of kindness." - Perry Brass

"Push your limit to the absolute extreme." - Gordon Ramsay

"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - John Acton

"The right of the majority is absolute." - Benjamin Tucker

"Power kills, absolute power kills absolutely." - Rudolph Rummel

"Enlightenment is: absolute cooperation with the inevitable." - Anthony De Mello

"Truth, like love, is never absolute." - E. Lynn Harris

"Collaboration is not an absolute good." - Clay Shirky

"I protest against any absolute conclusion." - George Eliot

"Powerlessness corrupts: absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Absolute prediction is completion . . . is death!" - Frank Herbert

"Women should have absolute access to capital." - Donald Trump

"Avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil." - Pope Francis

"Nobody in this world possesses absolute truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"All government is ultimately and essentially absolute." - Samuel Johnson

"I myself am an absolute abyss." - Antonin Artaud

"The duty of priviledge is absolute intregity" - John O'Donohue

"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Lord Acton

"I'm a firm believer in absolute honesty." - Frank Langella

"Absolute truth belongs to Thee alone." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"Absolute and entire ugliness is rare." - John Ruskin

"Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power." - Robert Shea

"Jim Henson was an absolute genius." - Marcus Brigstocke

"I am still sure of absolute wrong but much less certain of absolute right." - Jill Tweedie

"A great love is an absolute isolation and an absolute absorption." - Ouida

"Relativity theory forced the abandonment, in principle, of absolute space and absolute time." - Marshall Mcluhan

"The only absolute truth is that there are no absolute truths." - Paul Feyerabend

"If there is no absolute by which to judge society, society is absolute." - Francis Schaeffer

"... the state is not absolute, and loyalty to the state cannot be absolute." - Petra Kelly

"I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom." - Alan Rickman

"If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?" - Harry Shearer

"Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute." - Dalai Lama

"America is not a democracy, it's an absolute monarchy ruled by King Kid. In a nation of immigrants, the child is automatically more of an American than his parents. Americans regard children as what Mr. Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs called betters. Aping their betters, American adults do their best to turn themselves into children. Puerility exercises droit de seigneur everywhere." - Florence King

"Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men-the master of superstition is the people; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order." - Francis Bacon

"Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men." - Francis Bacon

"The Billy Carter of the British monarchy." - Robert Lacey

"It would be a foetus of monarchy!" - Edmund Randolph

"Rwanda is a monarchy not a democracy." - Paul Kagame

"I respect the British a lot - their history, their past, their culture. I think it's beautiful, what they have with the monarchy." - Jeanmarc Vallee

"In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption." - Raoul Vaneigem

"Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it." - Prince Charles

"The monarchy is a labor intensive industry." - Harold Wilson

"There are similarities between absolute power and absolute faith: a demand for absolute obedience, a readiness to attempt the impossible, a bias for simple solutionsto cut the knot rather than unravel it, the viewing of compromise as surrender. Both absolute power and absolute faith are instruments of dehumanization. Hence, absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power." - Eric Hoffer

"There are similarities between absolute power and absolute faith: a demand for absolute obedience, a readiness to attempt the impossible, a bias for simple solutions to cut the knot rather than unravel it, the viewing of compromise as surrender. Both absolute power and absolute faith are instruments of dehumanization. Hence, absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power." - Eric Hoffer

"The basis of life is absolute freedom. The objective of life is absolute joy. The result of life is absolute growth." - Esther Hicks

"Today I will run for pure, absolute joy!" - Lopez Lomong

"Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"All your personalities are absolute cover-ups, hiding your individuality." - Rajneesh

"Fame is an accident; merit a thing absolute." - Herman Melville

"The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance." - Dan Simmons

"No power was total, no power permanent, no power absolute." - Justina Chen

"Speed is the absolute essence of any form of combat" - Jeff Cooper

"Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead!" - Bruce Lee

"War should always be the absolute last resort." - Joe Biden

"Nothing is an absolute reality, all is permitted." - Vladimir Bartol

"Religious hatreds tend to be merciless and absolute." - Lance Morrow

"Baseball's absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all" - Roger Angell

"Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies." - Neil Gaiman

"The secret of success is an absolute ungovernable curiosity." - Larry King

"Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece." - Richard Russo

"No Discourse whatsoever, can End in absolute Knowledge of Fact." - Thomas Hobbes

"Absolute passion cannot be understood by a third party." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth." - Eric Temple Bell

"But nothing is more opaque than absolute transparency." - Margaret Atwood

"If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God??" - George Deacon

"Nonviolence is absolute respect for each human being." - Adolfo Perez Esquivel

"We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth" - Kenneth R Miller

"There always exists an absolute norm to be preserved" - Pope Pius XII

"The divorce between church and state should be absolute." - James A Garfield

"The Bible is either absolute, or it's obsolete." - Leonard Ravenhill

"This gentleman here, Michael Hussey, is just an absolute freak." - Michael Clarke

"Having both a pet and a book...absolute heaven." - Mark Rubinstein

"In business, organization is an absolute necessity, not an alternative." - Larry Burkett

"To the critical intelligence, nothing is left of absolute reality." - Carl Jung

"The Word of God is either absolute or obsolete." - Vance Havner

"Nothingness is an absolute infinite potential, not an empty box." - Adyashanti

"The Absolute Truth can be perceived by a repentant heart." - Radhanath Swami

"There is absolute proof that You are personified pyramid." - Gene Ray

"Leisure tends to corrupt, and absolute leisure corrupts absolutely." - Edgar A. Shoaff

"Power can corrupt, but absolute power is absolutely delightful." - Anonymous

"It is the absolute right of India to misgovern herself." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Baseball's absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all" - Roger Angell

"Today there seems to be only one absolute thing: relativism." - Joseph Goebbels

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - John Acton

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Lord Acton

"True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values." - William Ralph Inge

"Truth is always unfolding. It's not an absolute." - Alan Arkin

"Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth." - E T Bell

"I won't do anything unless it's the absolute best." - Waris Ahluwalia

"Madonna is completely down-to-earth. She's an absolute professional." - Natalie Dormer

"Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat." - John F Lehman Jr

"We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth." - Kenneth R Miller

"War is an absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political." - Adrienne Rich

"It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment." - Robert Southey

"Back to Basics was absolute humbug, wasn't it?" - Edwina Currie

"The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh." - Carl Reiner

"I think stimulus money is an absolute mistake." - Rick Scott

"Life is absolutely horrific, leading up to absolute horror." - Meg Rosoff

"Music is such a joy, just an absolute joy." - Mavis Staples

"I can easily lose myself emotionally in absolute Hollywood garbage." - Ken Livingstone

"With people in high office, the old - you go into the extreme, which is absolute power and absolute power corrupts." - Clint Eastwood

"The absolute rule of the state shall be a function of the absolute liberty of each individual will." - Aleister Crowley

"Absolute freedom is absolute responsibility." - Ursula K Le Guin

"In art there is no absolute good or bad, but it is absolute that there is good and bad." - Walter Darby Bannard

"I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice." - Jack Kevorkian

"To resume, in a few words, the system of the Imperial government, as it was instituted by Augustus, and maintained by those princes who understood their own interest and that of the people, it may be defined an absolute monarchy disguised by the forms of a commonwealth. The masters of the Roman world surrounded their throne with darkness, concealed their irresistible strength, and humbly professed themselves the accountable ministers of the senate, whose supreme decrees they dictated and obeyed." - Edward Gibbon

"The monarchy unites us; the republic would divide us." - Francesco Crispi

"... a thirst for power is the natural disease of monarchy." - Thomas Paine

"The aim of my life is the overthrow of monarchy." - Karl Liebknecht

"The joke newspaper, it says Canada abandons the monarchy." - Mark Mckinney

"I embody the renewed monarchy for a new time." - King Felipe Vi

"I am a vigilant monarchist. I want to see things evolve. The direction the monarchy seems to be moving in - towards a more mainland-European model - is one I would feel sympathetic about." - Andrew Motion

"Radicalism is as British as tea and cakes, as much a part of our make-up as monarchy and football. It will never have its own jubilees, palaces or honours system." - Geoff Mulgan

"You can't relate to an absolute or it wouldn't be absolute, it would be relative. On an intellectual level, that's easy. However, you hear theologians in the theistic traditions talk about absolute God, and I saw God, or God spoke; speaking, being seen, these are all relational things. So what is absolute about such a being, wouldn't actually be absolute." - Robert Thurman

"The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty." - Brooks Atkinson

"To be different is to have value. In this sense all things have equal, absolute value. Each thing has absolute value and thus is equal to everything else." - Shunryu Suzuki

"For forty years I was conscripted by the absolute, the neurosis. The absolute is gone. There remain countless tasks among which literature is in no way privileged." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"His essential nature is sat-chit-ananda: (Sat) Absolute Being - He encompasses everything because there is nothing outside of him; (Chit) Absolute Consciousness - He is the complete consciousness" - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"Absolute power turns its possessors not into a God but an anti-God. For God turned clay into men, while the absolute despot turns men into clay." - Eric Hoffer

"Those who have no absolute values cannot let the relative remain merely relative; they are always raising it to the level of the absolute." - Flannery O'Connor

"Absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullness of it and the pomposities of it." - Samuel Beckett



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