Crown Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crown quotes, crown sayings, and crown proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.     

William Shakespeare

Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.     

Frederick The Great

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.     

Winifred Holtby

Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory.     

Ovid

A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.     

Pearl Bailey

Uneasy lies the head that craves the crown.     

Howard Koch

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.     

Welsh Proverb

Compassion crowns the soul with its truest victory.     

Aberjhani

Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.     

George R.R. Martin

Any man worth his salt has by the time he is forty-five accumulated a crown of thorns, and the problem is to learn to wear it over one ear.      

Christopher Morley

To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.      

Friedrich von Schiller

A crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns.     

John Milton

Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong.      

Oscar Wilde

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory the only object of respect that can never excite envy.     

George Bancroft

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.     

Elizabeth I

To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the crown of thorns.      

Gordon Lightfoot

A crown is more discomfort than adornment. If you have learned that, you have already learned much.     

Lloyd Alexander

He that has no cross will have no crown.     

Francis Quarles

A good woman is worth, if she were sold, the fairest crown that's made of purest gold.     

John Wodroephe

Many commit the same crimes with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown.     

Juvenal

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.     

William Penn

Wear a crown of flowers on your head, let its roots reach your heart.     

Kabir

Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.     

Franz Kafka

A crown is a pitiless master, harsher than the staff of a pig-keeper; while a staff bears up, a crown weighs down, beyond the strength of any man to wear it lightly.     

Lloyd Alexander

If there be no enemy there’s no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.     

Thomas Carlyle

A chaplet of leaves crowns the victor.     

Virgil

He who has put a good finish to his undertaking is said to have placed a golden crown to the whole.      

Eustachius

Integrity of life is fame's best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.      

John Webster