Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.
I will make you shorter by the head.
Elizabeth I of England
That which concerns the mystery of the King's power is not lawful to be disputed; for that is to wade into the weakness of Princes, and to take away the mystical reverence that belongs unto them that sit in the throne of God.
James I of England
I remember about 1660 there was a great difference between him and Sir Hierome Sanchy, one of Oliver's knights…The Knight had been a Soldier, and challenged Sir William to fight with him. Sir William is extremely short sighted, and being the challengee it belonged to him to nominate place and weapon. He nominates, for the place, a darke Cellar, and the weapon to be a great Carpenter's Axe. This turned the knight's challenge into Ridicule, and so it came to nought.
It is therefore necessary that memorable things should be committed to writing, and not wholly betaken [i. e. , committed] to slippery memory which seldom yields a certain reckoning.