Top 55 Monarchy Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Monarchy Quotes from famous people such as Martin Van Buren, Friedrich Engels, Harold Wilson, Adrienne Mayor, Raoul Vaneigem, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The people under our system, like the king in a monarch

The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies.
Martin Van Buren
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.
Friedrich Engels
The monarchy is a labor intensive industry.
Harold Wilson
Pergamon, a prosperous city in western Anatolia, was fabled to have been founded by Hercules’ son. Like many Hellenistic cities populated by Greeks who intermarried with indigenous people, Pergamon after Alexander the Great’s death (323 B.C.) had evolved a hybrid of democracy and Persian-influenced monarchy.
Adrienne Mayor
In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.
Raoul Vaneigem
I think the relation between the monarchy and the press is very much a two-way street.
Anthony Holden
The monarchy is thousands of years old and has experienced many things like ‘The Crown’ in the past. They’re always changing and evolving; that’s the thing. They have to.
Claire Foy
Saudi Arabia is a frightened monarchy. It’s beset by Sunni extremists from the Islamic State and Shiite extremists backed by Iran.
David Ignatius
Britain is probably the most sophisticated combination of a monarchy and a democracy.
John Lithgow
A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
Ezra Stiles
We could have a political movement going if it had been properly organized but the Monarchy’s done itself enormous damage possibly beyond the point of long-term recovery.
Anthony Holden
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
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
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
Britain has a great sense of its own national pride. It’s like the monarchy is the embodiment of that pride.
John Lithgow
When it comes to the British monarchy, I prefer to be seduced by an image than presented with a real person. It’s kind of a Warhol thing.
Damien Hirst
There was no doubt that in the early and mid-eighties that many of us in broadsheet newspapers felt that we still had a responsibility to try to protect the Royal Family or if you like protect the Monarchy from the assaults of the media.
Max Hastings
Abolish the monarchy. That is my populist take.
Steve Hilton
I grew up between the two world wars and received a rather solid general education, the kind middle class children enjoyed in a country whose educational system had its roots dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
George Andrew Olah
From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism, Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish under the greatest of systems – democracy.
Jack Kingston
The sudden collapse of the monarchy that had ruled Russia for three hundred years led to chaos. Russia immediately became, as one participant put it, ‘the freest country in the world.’
Keith Gessen
The joke newspaper, it says Canada abandons the monarchy.
Mark McKinney
The United States was founded on a revolution that abolished the monarchy, aristocracy, titles and primogeniture. Britain may be able in the future to become a more equal and open society while retaining all of these things. But this has yet to be proved.
Linda Colley
Fear and monarchy pair nicely. But democracy means you have to work with people you may not like but you must still believe are your equals. And a fearful people never trust the other side.
Martha Nussbaum
The British monarchy has the political and constitutional task of subtracting from the government and governors of Britain the papal and kingly airs that in America, because we have no such institution, unfortunately adhere to the president.
Mark Helprin
The Magna Carta was the first class-based charter, enforced on the monarchy by the rising class.
Guy Standing
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
I’d like to see a much more open Monarchy, myself. I used to think they were completely useless and we should get rid of them. I don’t necessarily feel that way anymore. I’m still ambivalent, I still loathe the British class system, and the Royal family are the apex of the British class system.
Helen Mirren
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
I think it’s obscene. I don’t know how you support the monarchy. How can you do that?
William Klein
We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy.
Ezra Stiles
In the early 20th century the monarchy was held up as t

In the early 20th century the monarchy was held up as the archetypical virtuous British family. In the late 20th century it became the most wonderful symbol of the complete re-engineering of family structures.
David Starkey
The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.
Algernon Sidney
I embody the renewed monarchy for a new time.
Felipe VI of Spain
The invention of the camera enabled the reinvention of the British monarchy for the modern era.
Lucy Worsley
I’m not a republican any more. Not so voraciously anyway – I’m not in favour of the concept of monarchy, but I do see the good in it if there’s a good person in the role.
Helen Mirren
The partial exception to our London-centric state institutions is the monarchy, which has always had peripatetic tendencies.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
The monarchy is foremost a business, and it’s important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless ‘royal’ family. I find it very sad.
The rule of law is a republic. The rule of one person is a monarchy.
Lee Zeldin
One of my favourite things to think about is, if you could be invisible and go back in time, where would you go? I’ve always said ancient Egypt. I would love to see them building the pyramids, and I’ve always had a real fascination with medieval time and monarchy in medieval times.
Elizabeth Debicki
I am not in favour of hierarchies that grant privileges to members who fail to uphold those values – there are plenty of those – but the monarchy is really the Queen, who is of unimpeachable integrity and the longest serving head of state in the world, and who never puts a foot wrong.
Richard Coles
We have allowed an unholy alliance of government – the new monarchy – and corporate influence – the new aristocracy – to take control of events in a way that would have made our Founders shudder.
Marianne Williamson
I tend to be a bit of a proselytiser for the importance of royal courts, but all politics – in fact every form of human organisation, and this is something that’s so dreadful for all those brought up in the 60s – naturally reverts to monarchy. Newspapers have editors, companies have chief executives.
David Starkey
Over the years to come, one thing is for certain: if the monarchy wishes to stay relevant and in power, it will have to change more.
Kate Williams
Jordan has to show the Arab world that there’s another way of doing things. We’re a monarchy, yes, but if we can show democracy that leads to a two-, three-, four-party system – left, right and center – in a couple of years’ time, then the Muslim Brotherhood will no longer be something to contend with.
Abdullah II of Jordan
The monarchy has almost always been unpopular.
Nigel Hawthorne
I respect the British a lot – their history, their past, their culture. I think it’s beautiful, what they have with the monarchy.
Jean-Marc Vallee
The more unpopular politicians are, the better people think it is to have a monarchy.
Sarah Bradford
My father established the first women’s university in the kingdom, abolished slavery, and tried to establish a constitutional monarchy that separates the position of king from that of prime minister.
Basmah bint Saud
What is striking is how the reputation of the monarchy has gone up and down in my lifetime.
David Starkey
A political revolution must proceed simultaneously with the nationalist revolution. When we overthrow the Manchu regime, we will achieve not only a nationalist revolution against the Manchus but also a political revolution against monarchy. They are not to be carried out at two different times.
Sun Yat-sen
I hate the unfairness of injustice. Anybody who thinks they are better than others or ‘chosen’ or feel they have an entitlement… be it through monarchy, government or money. I think we are all born the same. We are entitled to an equal shot at life.
Liam Cunningham
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
Well, when did this become a monarchy? You know, we are the people. The president works for us and, you know, we need to remember that.
Ben Carson
You do now have one in three people, as shown by the famous Carlton Monarchy debate poll, saying they want to get rid of the Monarchy. That was unthinkable even three, four years ago.
Anthony Holden