19th-century Monarch Quotes
Lord Aberdeen was quite touched when I told him I was so attached to the dear, dear Highlands and missed the fine hills so much. There is a great peculiarity about the Highlands and Highlanders; and they are such a chivalrous, fine, active people.
Now they [the Powers] have started the aggression, and the extinction of our nation is imminent. If we just fold our arms and yield to them, I would have no face to see our ancestors after death. If we must perish, why not fight to the death?
Empress Dowager Cixi
I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
George V of the United Kingdom
I do not want to miss a good chance of getting us a slice of this magnificent African cake.
Leopold II of Belgium
Farewell to thee, farewell to thee...
Until we meet again.
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