Quotation Explorer - 'Sovereign'

PLEBISCITE, n. A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign. - Ambrose Bierce
O sovereign mistress of true melancholy. - William Shakespeare
In an era when the regular worthy rhythm of life is less eye-catching than doing something extraordinary, I am reassured that I am merely the second sovereign to celebrate a diamond jubilee. - Elizabeth II
Let your feelings flow and the scribbled words stay as a sovereign of the moment. - Somya Kedia
The principle of democracy is a recognition of the sovereign, inalienable rights of man as a gift from God, the Source of law. - Fulton J. Sheen
Sovereign is he who decides on the exception. - Carl Schmitt
God is omniscient; He knows precisely what He is doing and what He will accomplish. He doesn't need our help. God is Sovereign. Our duty is to be careful, eager and faithful to enter into God’s rest, not our own rest. - Pazaria Smith
The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best. - Thomas Jefferson
ALIEN, n. An American sovereign in his probationary state. - Ambrose Bierce
SCEPTER, n. A king's staff of office, the sign and symbol of his authority. It was originally a mace with which the sovereign admonished his jester and vetoed ministerial measures by breaking the bones of their proponents. - Ambrose Bierce
It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its sovereign law is subordination and dependence. - Marquis de Vauvenargues
We meet like sovereign princes of independent states, abroad, on neutral ground, freed from our contexts - C.S. Lewis
Give me, if you will, prayers;Or let me know dryness,An abudance of devotion,Or if not, then barrenness.In you alone, Sovereign Majesty,I find my peace,What do you want of me?Yours I am, fo ryou I was born:What do you want of me? - Teresa of Ávila
A God less than sovereign could not bestow moral freedom upon His creatures. He would be afraid to do so. - A.W. Tozer
The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature. - Francis Bacon
Sure, some of us humans might be angry at a sovereign God about Hell, but know that that is about as meaningful as a few germs being angry at humans about bleach. - Criss Jami
You can put off your dreams, your desires, your careers, your farms. You can avoid your responsibilities, obligations, promises, and sovereign rights. But any person who wants to make music, and doesn't, is a goddamned fool. - Jenna Woginrich
How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose..! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place.... O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation. - Augustine of Hippo
A prince ... is only the first servant of the state, who is obliged to act with probity and prudence. ... As the sovereign is properly the head of a family of citizens, the father of his people, he ought on all occasions to be the last refuge of the unfortunate. - Frederick II of Prussia
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Some people think that nothing moves in this world without leave of the woman. Do not know more, but I can say that war never happened, nor can there be, when you do not want to leave sovereign - José de Alencar
Self-reverence, self knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
God has a plan for the future and, because He is sovereign, it will come to pass. You can count on it! - Jim George
Over one's mind and over one's body the individual is sovereign. - John Stuart Mill
Erase fancy; curb impulse; quench desire; let sovereign reason have the mastery.
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. - Thomas Jefferson
Work, Mrs. Hill knew, might not be a cure for all ailments, but it was a sovereign remedy against the more brooding kinds. - Jo Baker
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