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Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “When you strike at a king, you must kill him.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (more quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson or books by/about Ralph Waldo Emerson)
(1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, and poet
Emerson's reply to undergraduate at Harvard, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s essay critical of the philosopher Plato.
Elizabeth S. Sergeant, Fire under the Andes (Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1927), p. 315.
Power, Monarchy, Revolt, Dissent, Tyranny