Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pro Monarchy Quotes

Much wisdom, by people far wiser than I, has been said over the ages, about the noble institution of monarchy. With little more adu, I hand it to my readers to contemplate such wisdoms.

"For every monarchy overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free." ~Anatole France

"The president of a republic is as though you pick a player from one of two teams and make him umpire." ~Czar Simeon II of Bulgaria

"A country without a monarchy is like a body without a soal" -Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia

Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. --
John Adams

In fact, after having abolished the monarchy, the best of all governments, [the French Revolution] had transferred all the public power to the people — the people... ever easy to deceive and to lead into every excess ~Pope Pius VI, Pourquoi Notre Voix

I am a true servant of my King and country, not only as a dutiful subject but because I am a convinced monarchist, politically and intellectually. I mean by that, quite apart from myself and my relationship to my Bavarian and German fatherland, I believe monarchy to be the most successful form of government that the history of mankind has known. ~Adolf von Harnier

In Italy they are already speaking about a republic, but keep in mind that there is nothing less suited to Italians...... The Italians are individualists and a republic will become the cause of confusion and disorder. Certainly of corruption. I have no doubt of it. When all this comes to pass who will profit from it? ~King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

If a nation does not want a monarchy, change the nations mind. If a nation does not need a monarchy, change the nations needs. ~Jan Christian Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa

Constitutions become the ultimate tyranny. They're organized power on such a scale as to be overwhelming. The constitution is social power mobilized and it has no conscience. It can crush the highest and the lowest, removing all dignity and individuality. It has an unstable balance point and no limitations. I, however, have limitations. In my desire to provide an ultimate protection for my people, I forbid a constitution. ~Frank Herbert's "Dune Messiah"

Pietas prevailed, and out of the blood of Caesar the monarchy was born. ~Sir Ronald Syme

I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy.

The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.
Walter Bagehot

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

"It is not well that there should be many masters."- Odysseus

Hereditary monarchy offers numerous advantages for America. It is the only form of government able to unify a heterogeneous people. Thanks to centuries of dynastic marriage, the family tree of every royal house is an ethnic grab bag with something for everybody. We need this badly; America is the only country in the world where you can suffer culture shock without leaving home. We can't go on much longer depending upon disasters like Pearl Harbor and the Iranian hostage-taking to "bring us together." Florence King

He who wearies of a king can weary of a father.
Pierre Corneille

There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible
Elizabeth 1

"It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained." - Queen Elizabeth II

"Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king." 1 Peter 2:17

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

"Anyone who has walked through the deserted palaces of Versailles or Vienna realise how much of a part of the life of a nation is lost when a monarchy is abolished. If buckingham palace and windsor castle were transformed into museums, if one politician competed against another for president of the republic, Britain would be a sadder and less interesting place. Our politicians are not men such as could challenge more than a thousand years of history." - William Rees-Mogg

"Monarchy is the barrier against the power of idiots in large numbers

"I would rather obey a fine lion, much stronger than myself, than two hundred rats of my own species." -Voltaire

Monarchy can easily be debunked, but watch the faces, mark well the debunkers. These are the men whose taproot in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire mere equality they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison. -C S Lewis.

A land with out a king is a land with out a father, a land with out a leader in times of crisis, and a land with out guide. Democracy means that the children get to kill each other as long as most of them want to.

The character of Kings is sacred; their persons are inviolable; they are the anointed of the Lord, if not with sacred oil, at least by virtue of their office. Their power is broad---based upon the Will of God, and not on the shifting sands of the people's will...They will be spoken of with becoming reverence, instead of being in public estimation fitting butts for all foul tongues. It becomes a sacrilege to violate their persons, and every indignity offered to them in word or act, becomes an indignity offered to God Himself. It is this view of Kingly rule that alone can keep alive in a scoffing and licentious age the spirit of ancient loyalty, that spirit begotten of faith, combining in itself obedience, reverence, and love for the majesty of kings which was at once a bond of social union, an incentive to noble daring, and a salt to purify the heart from its grosser tendencies, preserving it from all that is mean, selfish, and contemptible " -- Archbishop John Healy of Tuam, Ireland


Anonymous said...

When the plebiscite in the U.S.?

Anonymous said...

Sent specifically to make your head spin around and fire spring from your ears :)

*Nothing* makes folks here angrier than monarchy. Have a monthly banter with a Canadian friend over this :)

Have a feeling that wanting would be much better than "having" even for you Stanislov.

Anonymous said...

these are great! they helped me so much for my essay!

Christine Erikson (aka Justina) said...

the trouble with monarchy is that you can have a bunch of people you can't get rid of who are no good, and
others who are related to them who are no good and a bad influence and family dynamics interfering in normal
politics and interests of the people.

Russia was less on this "royal blood" fixation in marriages, but the class equality of royals will override

royal and noble families by the time of the fall of this institution were degenerate physically and morally and
their heirs and assigns are no better if not worse now.

Stanislav said...

And how often are poor leaders in the West removed? They are bred by the thousands. Lets compare bad Russian tsars to bad US presidents....I'm betting a lot more years are spent in the US under bad presidents than Russia spent under bad Tsars. Furthermore, how well are you at removing members of parliment, your congressmen from power? Most sit in their seats till they die or are to feeble to come in once a month. Read the average term is 30+ years.

Anonymous said...

Stan, That is very true, but also take into account the Satanist, blood drinking House of Windsor which is not of British origin but of Transylvania. How do they get rid of them?
They don't because witchcraft dominates the UK. Sorry to say that, but it is true.
The US is close on their heels. You know what God does to them by the example of Israel under God's judgment.
Russia has fared far better through the centuries because of Russian Orthodoxy and will continue well under Mr. Putin - God's blessing be upon him always. The key is not the monarchy or republic - it is the godliness or ungodliness of the people. Do they pray for the king? Do they pray that the wicked be slain? Ps 94:16 Ps 139:19 Ps 83
The churches in the US on the whole have failed and therefore the foundations have crumbled.

Anonymous said...

I think having a monarchy would be much better then a democracy.