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A collection of quotes by George III Of The United Kingdom on country, freedom, wars, life, and glory.

15 Quotes By George III Of The United Kingdom

Quick Facts

Famous As: King

Born On: June 4, 1738

Died On: January 29, 1820

Born In: Norfolk House

Founder / Co Founder: Dartmouth College

Died At Age: 81

Known as the third longest ruling British Emperor in history after Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria, George III of the United Kingdom’s reign lasted 60 years. George III’s reign was full of conflicts in several British colonies in America, Africa and India. Although many of the British colonies were lost during the American War of Independence, George III defeated France and led Britain to become the dominant European power in Europe, Africa, and India. Although he was a great ruler, he has earned the reputation as a ‘tyrant’ among many historians. The mental illnesses that he suffered from towards the end of his life also contributed to this perception. We have compiled a list of his best quotes on country, freedom, wars, life and glory taken from his speeches and counsel meetings.

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

George III of the United Kingdom

Nothing worth noting.

George III of the United Kingdom

Mad, is he? Then I hope that he will bite some of my other generals!

George III of the United Kingdom

If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.

George III of the United Kingdom

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 of the United Kingdom

We are determined to listen to nothing from the illegal congress.

George III of the United Kingdom

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 of the United Kingdom

The die is now cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph.... we must not retreat.

George III of the United Kingdom

Knavery seems to be so much a the 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 of the United Kingdom

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

George III of the United Kingdom

Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton.

George III of the United Kingdom

Was there ever such stuff as great as part of Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you? - What? - Is there not sad stuff? What? - What?

George III of the United Kingdom

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 of the United Kingdom

A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.

George III of the United Kingdom

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 of the United Kingdom