Majesty is an English word derived ultimately from the Latin maiestas, meaning greatness. The title ranks above Royal Highness.
Famous quotes containing the word majesty:
“If magistrates had true justice, and if physicians had the true art of healing, they would have no occasion for square caps; the majesty of these sciences would of itself be venerable enough. But having only imaginary knowledge, they must employ those silly tools that strike the imagination with which they have to deal; and thereby, in fact, they inspire respect.”
—Blaise Pascal (16231662)
“I dont wish to give offense when I suggest that this country should select a king, or even a queen, rather than a president. One isnt that quick to shoot a king or a queenthe majesty of royalty, you see.”
—David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris)
“But hospitality must be for service, and not for show, or it pulls down the host. The brave soul rates itself too high to value itself by the splendor of its table and draperies. It gives what it hath, and all it hath, but its own majesty can lend a better grace to bannocks and fair water than belong to city feasts.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)