Measure for Measure
Beware the sanctimonious when they make laws. Scratch a moralist, and you will find a hypocrite.
Majesty is delusional, power is blind. However grand, we are but one step away from “a poor, bare, forked animal.”
If a hero is about to kill liberty, is it right or wise to whack him first?
Henry IV, Part II
No high office is ever reached without something that guarantees insomnia. “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”