[<< wikiquote] Prince
A prince is a male Monarch or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family. Prince is also a title of nobility, often hereditary.

For the famous musician who used that moniker see: Prince (musician)


== Quotes ==
Princes appear to me to be Fools Houses of Commons & Houses of Lords appear to me to be fools they seem to me to be something Else besides Human Life.
William Blake, "Public Address", in The Note-book of William Blake, ed. Geoffrey Keynes, 1935. Also in The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake, edited by David V. Erdman, University of California Press, 2008 (p.580)Let it not be understood that I have the slightest feeling against Henry of Prussia; it is the prince I have no use for. Personally, he may be a good fellow, and I am inclined to believe he is, and if he were in trouble and I had it in my power to help he would find in me a friend. The amputation of his title would relieve him of his royal affliction and elevate him to the dignity of a man.
Eugene V. Debs, "Prince and Proletaire" in DEBS: His Life Writings and Speeches, 1908.In your opinion, India means its few princes. To me it means its teeming millions on whom depends the existence of its princes and our own. Kings will always use their kingly weapons. To use force is bred in them. They want to command, but those who have to obey commands do not want guns: and these are in a majority throughout the world.
Mohandas Gandhi, Chapter XVII, Hind Swaraj, 1909. Quoted in Mahatma Gandhi : The Essential Writings, edited by Judith M. Brown. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. (p.321)O, how wretchedIs that poor man that hangs on princes' favors!There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to,That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin,More pangs and fears than wars and women have;And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer,Never to hope again.
William Shakespeare, Henry VIII (c. 1613), Act III, scene 2, line 366.


=== Bible ===
The Bible in Wikisource

Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?
Book of Exodus 2:14.Put not your trust in princes.
Book of Psalms 146:3.


=== Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations ===
Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 682-86.Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times; and which have much veneration, but no rest.
Francis Bacon, Essays, Of Empire.Fallitur egregio quisquis sub principe credetServitutem. Nunquam libertas gratior extatQuam sub rege pio.
That man is deceived who thinks it slavery to live under an excellent prince. Never does liberty appear in a more gracious form than under a pious king.
Claudianus, De Laudibus Stilichonis, III. 113.Princes that would their people should do wellMust at themselves begin, as at the head;For men, by their example, pattern outTheir imitations, and regard of laws:A virtuous court a world to virtue draws.
Ben Jonson, Cynthia's Revels, Act V, scene 3.A prince without letters is a Pilot without eyes. All his government is groping.
Ben Jonson, Discoveries, Illiteratus, Princeps.They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a Prince as soon as his groom.
Ben Jonson, Discoveries, Illiteratus, Princeps.A prince, the moment he is crown'd,Inherits every virtue sound,As emblems of the sovereign power,Like other baubles in the Tower:Is generous, valiant, just, and wise,And so continues till he dies.
Jonathan Swift, On Poetry, line 191.


== The Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904) ==
Quotes reported in James William Norton-Kyshe's The Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 224-226. Text online.The King of England is one of those princes who hath an Imperial Crown; what is that? It is not to do what he will; no, but it is that he shall not be punished in his own person if he doth that which in itself is unlawful.
Lord Bridgman, C.B., Case of Hugh Peters (1660), 5 How. St. Tr. 1144.


== See also ==
Aristocracy
Throne
Government
Power
Queen
King
Monarchy
Ruler
Leadership


== External links ==
 Encyclopedic article on Prince at Wikipedia
 The dictionary definition of prince at Wiktionary
 Media related to Category:Princes at Wikimedia Commons