Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Most critical histories of U.S. involvement in Iran rightly began with the joint British-U.S. coup against democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, which installed Pahlavi on the Peacock Throne. But it was Kissinger who, in 1972, greatly deepened the relationship between Washington and Tehran.
To work is nothing; the king on his throne, the priest kneeling before the Holy Altar, all people in all places had to work, but no person at all need be a servant.