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Crowning Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Crowning

Please enjoy these Crowning Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I find it hard to believe that human beings are the
crowning achievement of life on earth.
Something better than us has to come along.
- Doug Coupland

Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
- Sophocles

The crest and crowning of all good, life's final star,
is Brotherhood.
- Edwin Markham

Love is the crowning grace of humanity.
- Petrarch

 

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all
the passion of great hearts.
- James Russell Lowell

Simplicity is the final achievement.
After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes,
it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
- Frederic Chopin

I was taught that the human brain was the crowning
glory of evolution so far,
but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.
- Kurt Vonnegut

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The Christian churches were offered two things:
the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul,
and they rejected the higher inspiration...
Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love
into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our
being into a capital sin.
- Frank Harris

If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding
remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement
for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning
glory of the nineteenth century,
they will soon discover their egregious mistake.
- George Ripley

The best thing about me is you.
- Shannon Crown

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown,
I'll take the pennant every time.
- Carl Yastrzemski

Luther was guilty of two great crimes -
he struck the Pope in his crown,
and the monks in their belly.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome,
were united under one crown imperial.
They had already been once united, in their slavery to Rome.
- John Lothrop Motley

The crown of literature is poetry.
- W. Somerset Maugham

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious
to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.
- Elizabeth I

There are no crown princes at Ford.
- Edsel Ford

I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything
that is unworthy of my reputation,
or of that of my crown.
- Elizabeth I

Public life is regarded as the crown of a career,
and to young men it is the worthiest ambition.
Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.
- Pat Riley

A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
- Pearl Bailey

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

Sometime I wish the aliens would abduct me and crown me as their leader.
- George Noory

A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
- Frederick The Great

The crown is not my right, and pleaseth me not.
The Lady Mary is the rightful heir.
- Jane Grey

With this announcement today, the Army has made it
clear what we have known all along -
that Fort Riley is truly the crown jewel of the United States Army.
- Jim Ryun

Being champion is all well and good,
but you can't eat a crown.
- Althea Gibson

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster;
either condemn or crown your hatred.
- Pierre Corneille

Our founders did not oust George III in order for us
to crown Richard I. - Ralph Nader

We must wake ourselves up!
Or somebody else will take our place,
and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown.
- William Booth

The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation;
it is understanding.
- Winifred Holtby

Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is,
or help to half-a-crown.
- Thomas Hardy

Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

To gain a crown by fighting is great,
to reject it divine.
- Friedrich Schiller

Being made in the image of God, man was the crown of creation.
- Walter Lang

That perfect bliss and sole felicity,
the sweet fruition of an earthly crown.
- Christopher Marlowe

Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory.
- Ovid

He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
- Francis Quarles

If there be no enemy there's no fight.
If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
- Thomas Carlyle

Integrity of life is fame's best friend,
which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.
- John Webster

I assure you that the training that you get in a midget,
in a sprint car and perhaps in a Silver Crown car is
really the kind of experience that makes you into a damn good race driver.
- Rodger Ward

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that,
if they do not frighten our neighbours,
at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
- Elizabeth I

Uneasy lies the head that craves the crown.
- Howard Koch

No cross no crown.
- Francis Quarles

I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England,
to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.
- Wilfrid Laurier

The Crown Prince has said he needs to broaden political
participation in the governing of Saudi Arabia.
- Frank Carlucci

Moreover, in Russia there was an enormous amount of
landed property to be divided,
large estates, crown lands, government land,
and the estates held by the monasteries.
- Herman Gorter

At the concert I'm going to crown the best looking man,
Mr. Tampa.
Bald men definitely have an edge.
- Christine Lavin

I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head.
- Halle Berry

I won the crown for what I am - I'm certainly not going to let go of that!
- Nafisa Joseph

I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in
the crown of American cinema.
- Tatum O'Neal

Idleness is the beginning of all vice,
the crown of all virtues.
- Franz Kafka

The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
- Mark Akenside

At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hongkong,
the British Crown Colony, will be restored to China.
This is not only an event which will be celebrated by patriotic Chinese;
any patriotic American should celebrate it as well.
- Robert Trout

I was a queen, and you took away my crown;
a wife,
and you killed my husband; a mother,
and you deprived me of my children.
My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
- Marie Antoinette

But I must think that an address to his majesty to
remove one of his servants,
without so much as alleging any particular crime against him,
is one of the greatest encroachments that was ever
made upon the prerogatives of the crown.
- Robert Walpole

Have I given any symptoms of an avaricious disposition?
Have I obtained any grants from the crown since I have
been placed at the head of the treasury? Has my conduct
been different from that which others in the same station would have followed?
- Robert Walpole

Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered...
the crown that came from those sufferings which gave
new radiance to the faith...
All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort,
no one ever wins the crown.
- Thomas Becket

Now I am near to the getting of my crown,
which shall be sure; for I bless the Lord,
and desire all of you to bless Him that He hath brought me here,
and makes me triumph over devils, and men,
and sin: they shall wound me no more.
- Donald Cargill

And therefore, for the sake of my mater,
without any regard for my own, I hope all those that
have a due regard for our constitution and for the
rights and prerogatives of the crown,
without which our constitution can not be preserved,
will be against this motion.
- Robert Walpole

The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else,
even if it only be the art of raising lentils,
receives the crown he merits.
If he raises all his energy to that end,
he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.
- Og Mandino

Some members of both Houses have, it is true,
been removed from their employments under the Crown;
but were they ever told,
either by me or by any other of his majesty's servants,
that it was for opposing the measures of the administration in Parliament?
- Robert Walpole

I am a subject of the British Crown,
but whenever I have to choose between the interests
of England and Canada it is manifest to me that the
interests of my country are identical with those of
the United States of America.
- Wilfrid Laurier

A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road,
And nailed if fast to his barn door,
That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing
known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife,
And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm.
- James Thomas Fields

In England the judges should have independence to protect
the people against the crown.
Here the judges should not be independent of the people,
but be appointed for not more than seven years.
The people would always re-elect the good judges.
- Andrew Jackson

The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows,
not substantial things; There is no armour against fate,
Death lays his icy hand on kings.
Scepter and crown must tumble down, And,
in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
- James Shirley

I have been represented as a Protestant minister;
there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable
gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people
that I was not a Minister of the Crown,
but that I was a Protestant minister.
- Wilfrid Laurier

The men and women cut their hair close round to the ears and eyes.
The women, after the manner of the Parthians,
cover their heads with a large white veil,
folded together in the form of a crown.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend!
It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
- Robert Herrick

When I got involved with The Five Crowns who later became The Drifters,
and we got this hit record, I still was looking at
this as kind of a fun thing.
- Ben E. King


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