Quotes: Royals Who Actually Do Something
"If the king doesn't lead, how can he expect his subordinates to follow?"
— Lelouch, Code Geass
"For this is what it means to be king: to be first in every desperate attack and last in every desperate retreat, and when there's hunger in the land (as must be now and then in bad years) to wear finer clothes and laugh louder over a scantier meal than any man in your land."
— King Lune of Archenland, The Horse and His Boy
"You may have made it impossible for Shining Armor to perform his spell, but now that you have so foolishly revealed your true self, I can protect my subjects from you!"
— Princess Celestia, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2"
"A consummate engineer, a feckless ladies' man, and the reigning king of Figaro, Edgar aids the anti-imperial cause with his technological expertise and the resources of his kingdom. When he's not handling his nation's affairs or hitting on anything with ovaries crossing his line of vision, he's donning a Jason mask and murdering things with a chainsaw."
—Pat R., "The World is Square"
"Lord Seaworth is a man of humble birth, but he reminded me of my duty, when all I could think of was my rights. I had the cart before the horse, Davos said. I was trying to win the throne to save the kingdom, when I should have been trying to save the kingdom to win the throne."
— Stannis Baratheon, A Song of Ice and Fire
"You are mistaken if you think Atreya is meant to protect me. I am meant to protect it."
— Queen Helen, The Zombie Knight