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60 Crown Quotes That Inspire Greatness and Warn of Its Perils

Titi Dokubo
Dec 13, 2022
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A crown is a circle or curve worn on the head, marking authority and social status for centuries. The royals have often used it as a symbol of sovereignty. Learn more about the power of the crown with these 60 crown quotes.

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Royal families have been around for a long time, and one of the world's oldest crowns dates back to 4500 to 3600 BC. Crowns could be made out of any material and shape depending on the cultures and traditions of the people.

The oldest crown, which archaeologists discovered in 1961, is made of copper. In lower Egypt, their crown was mostly made from leather and fabric, while the Highland Maya and Aztec people usually used feathers. Over the years, the style of the crown has changed for different royal families.

In more recent years, very few monarchies have continued with the use of crowns. The two monarchies that follow the tradition are the British Monarchy in the United Kingdom and the Tongan Monarchy in the Pacific Islands. If you love royalty, read these 60 crown quotes and learn about what it means to wear one.

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Francis Quarles' quote: "He that hath no cross deserves no crown." | Image: AmoDays

Francis Quarles' quote: "He that hath no cross deserves no crown." | Image: AmoDays

Crown Quotes That Inspire Greatness

"Do not wait for a coronation; the greatest emperors crown themselves." ― Robert Greene, "The 48 Laws of Power"

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"As long as you want the belt, don't run away from the fight. Do what it takes to win the battles you face." ― Israelmore Ayivor, "Mine Your Gold: How to Dig Up and Optimize Your Hidden Greatness"

"A King and Queen cannot support a crown with eyes looking down. Their universe expands as far as you can see." ― T.F. Hodge, "From within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph over Death and Conscious Encounters with the Divine Presence"

"There is no crown without guilt - and there is no mercy without a kingdom." ― Laura Chouette

"If there is no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory, and if no victory there is no crown." — Thomas Carlyle

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Robert Greene's "The 48 Laws of Power" quote: "Do not wait for a coronation; the greatest emperors crown themselves." | Image: AmoDays

Robert Greene's "The 48 Laws of Power" quote: "Do not wait for a coronation; the greatest emperors crown themselves." | Image: AmoDays

"To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the crown of thorns." — Gordon Lightfoot

"You may have won the war, but you will never take my crown." — Ronnie Radke

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"We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown." — William Booth

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

"The crown. Place it upon your head and you assume a different post-tranquil yet radiating assurance. Never show doubt, never lose your dignity beneath the crown, or it will not fit. It will seem to be destined for one more worthy." — Robert Greene

Gordon Lightfoot's quote: "To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the crown of thorns." | Image: AmoDays

Gordon Lightfoot's quote: "To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the crown of thorns." | Image: AmoDays

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"Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it." — Maya Angelou

"I ask not for any crown but that which all may win; nor try to conquer any world except the one within." — Louisa May Alcott

"I decided early on that I was going to put on my crown and rule my world by acting right and treating myself like a queen." — Queen Latifah

"Behaving like a princess is work. It's not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It's more about how you are inside." — Dame Julie Andrews

"Today, young girls measure the quality of their beauty based upon its entertainment value. The more people are entertained by their beauty, the more beautiful they think they must be. This is very unfortunate and I would like young girls to know that their beauty is a crown; not a clown. And crowns are best worn with elegance and serenity." — C. JoyBell C

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Maya Angelou's quote: "Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it." | Image: AmoDays

Maya Angelou's quote: "Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it." | Image: AmoDays

"A smart woman fixes her own crown and does not dethrone other women from their own glory. For she knows on her own, she is strong." — Gift Gugu Mona

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"Crowns aren't made of rhinestones. They are made of discipline, determination, and a hard to find alloy called courage." — Tessa Ridley

"Crowns belong to those that serve." — Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

"Fear does not crown champions." — Michelle Waterson

"To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine." — Friedrich Schiller

Gift Gugu Mona's quote: "A smart woman fixes her own crown and does not dethrone other women from their own glory. For she knows on her own, she is strong." | Image: AmoDays

Gift Gugu Mona's quote: "A smart woman fixes her own crown and does not dethrone other women from their own glory. For she knows on her own, she is strong." | Image: AmoDays

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"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." — William Penn

"Being made in the image of God, man was the crown of creation." — Walter Lang

"When you were made a leader you weren't given a crown, you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others." — Jack Welch

Crown Quotes from Masters and Masterpieces of Literature

"Then Frodo came forward and took the crown from Faramir and bore it to Gandalf; Aragorn knelt, and Gandalf set the White Crown upon his head and said: "Now come the days of the King, and may they be blessed while the thrones of the Valar endure!" ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." ― William Shakespeare

Walter Lang's quote: "Being made in the image of God, man was the crown of creation." | Image: AmoDays

Walter Lang's quote: "Being made in the image of God, man was the crown of creation." | Image: AmoDays

"A crown is both a great gift and an onerous burden." ― Allison Pataki, "The Queen's Fortune"

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"Rapunzel carefully unpinned the largest coils of hair piled on top of her head. Then she put on the crown and turned to look in the mirror. / She didn't want to think it... she wasn't that kind of person... but... / The crown fit her perfectly. The colors of the stones were accentuated by her own coloring, and the other way around. / She looked like a princess." ― Liz Braswell, "What Once Was Mine"

"My crown is in my heart, not on my head." — William Shakespeare

"They fall silently / the steps of her arrival / crossing snow so pale / even the morning sky would fall / into nights amber / (if it knew of her ways & worth); / for she has entered the palace of gold / - her hair braided with hope / tainted with autumn leaves / that seem like a hanged man's rope - / for her name is war and / her crown is crafted out of grief." ― Laura Chouette

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"Lucid dreams are the dreamer's treasure." ― Michael Bassey Johnson, "The Oneironaut's Diary"

Allison Pataki's "The Queen's Fortune" quote: "A crown is both a great gift and an onerous burden." | Image: AmoDays

Allison Pataki's "The Queen's Fortune" quote: "A crown is both a great gift and an onerous burden." | Image: AmoDays

"My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy." — William Shakespeare

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"No one who wears a crown is ever safe." — George R. R. Martin

"The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown. He must dominate in his turn." — Albert Camus

"A crown should not sit easy on the head." — George R. R. Martin

"Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me." — William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's quote: "My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy." | Image: AmoDays

William Shakespeare's quote: "My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy." | Image: AmoDays

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

"Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them." — George R.R. Martin

Crown Quotes to Ponder

"Rise, Luthiel, in the name of love you came and in the name of love I crown you!" ― Robert Fanney

"A crown is heavy / without mercy - / and yet the darkness / painted the gold with jewels." ― Laura Chouette

"A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing." — Pearl Bailey

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Ovid's quote: "Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory." | Image: AmoDays

Ovid's quote: "Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory." | Image: AmoDays

"The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding." — Winifred Holtby

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"A crown is heavy without mercy—and yet the darkness painted the gold with jewels." — Laura Chouette

"Perhaps in another time, I would have considered what it meant to meet inside a broken crown. Today, I was too intent on who waited for us there." ― Sarah K.L. Wilson, "Dance With The Sword"

"If you put on a crown, somebody will try to take your head." — Lazlo Ferran

"If you don't take your eyes off the crowd, you may miss the crown." — Endale Edith

Winifred Holtby's quote: "The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding." | Image: AmoDays

Winifred Holtby's quote: "The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding." | Image: AmoDays

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"A journey inspired by golden dreams, and at the end awaits a golden crown of righteousness—please remember that every step is to be cherished." — Chris Heimerdinger

"I will not wear a crown of gold where my master wore a crown of thorns." — Godfrey de Bouillon

"Being a champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown." — Althea Gibson

"One who wants to wear the crown bears the crown." — Lee Min-Ho

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

Chris Heimerdinger's quote: "A journey inspired by golden dreams, and at the end awaits a golden crown of righteousness—please remember that every step is to be cherished." | Image: AmoDays

Chris Heimerdinger's quote: "A journey inspired by golden dreams, and at the end awaits a golden crown of righteousness—please remember that every step is to be cherished." | Image: AmoDays

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"Forget the haters! They just want the crown!" — Joel Brown

"Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it." — John Ford

"A crown of thorns and stars to show the world that we are as much of dreamers as they are but we are merciless and restless in achieving our goals." — Raneem Yacoub

"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

"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in." — Frederick The Great

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Joel Brown's quote: "Forget the haters! They just want the crown!" | Image: AmoDays

Joel Brown's quote: "Forget the haters! They just want the crown!" | Image: AmoDays

"Obedience is the crown and honor of all virtue." — Martin Luther

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"That perfect bliss and sole felicity, The sweet fruition of an earthly crown." — Christopher Marlowe

"I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head." — Halle Berry

"He that hath no cross deserves no crown." — Francis Quarles

"If chance will have me, king, why, chance may crown me." — William Shakespeare

Martin Luther's quote: "Obedience is the crown and honor of all virtue." | Image: AmoDays

Martin Luther's quote: "Obedience is the crown and honor of all virtue." | Image: AmoDays

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In today's world, crowns are no longer strictly reserved for royals. Almost everyone can purchase a crown to associate their look with royalty, especially during events and for photographs.

However, everyone with a crown has never found it easy to uphold their responsibilities and live a balanced life. Read these quotes if you have responsibilities and want to learn to balance your life easily.

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