The Best 21 King George iii Quotes

Last Updated on August 20, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

King George iii quotes will help you learn about war, strategy, power, and diplomacy. George iii was a monarch of the house of Hanover. 

But the question is, what is George iii known for? 

George William Fredrick was a king of Great Britain and Ireland. And the third monarch of the house of Hanover. Mostly he is known for two things. The victory against France and losing the American colonies. 

Anyways, I presume you are looking for the famous sayings from King George iii. Here you’ll find most of them he said in his entire life. I hope you’ll like it. 

“One tax to keep up the right to levy taxes” – George III 

“The die is now cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph…. we must not retreat.” – George III 

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“I can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as to be willing to grant America independence; if that could ever be adopted I shall despair of this country being ever preserved from a state of inferiority and consequently falling into a very low class among the European States.” – George III

“I am born for the happiness or misery of a great nation, and consequently must often act contrary to my passions” – George III 

“Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.” – George III

“A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.” – George III 

King George iii Quotes

“I spend money on war because it is necessary, but to spend it on science, that is pleasant to me. This object costs no tears; it is an honour to humanity” – George III

“If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.” – George III

“Mad, is he? Then I hope that he will bite some of my other generals!” – George III 

“It is essential to our interest and the security of our colonies that the several nations or tribes of Indians… who live under our protection, should not be molested or disturbed.” – George III 

“We are determined to listen to nothing from the illegal congress.” – George III  

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“Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it.” – George III

“Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton” – George III

“I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel” – George III 

“Nothing worth noting.” – George III 

“Knavery seems to be so much a striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.” – George III  

“Was there ever such a thing as great Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you — what — was there not sad stuff?” – George III

“I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the friendship of the United States as an independent power” – George III 

“The tongue of malice may not paint my intentions in those colours she admires, nor the sycophant extol me beyond what I deserve” – George III 

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“Six hours of sleep is enough for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.” – George III 

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