If we still advise we shall never do.
The word must is not to be used to princes.
I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.
I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children.
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
The end crowneth the work.
Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince.
He who placed me in this seat will keep me here.
Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.
I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
All my possessions for a moment of time.
A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.