Quotation by Thomas Hobbes

There be as many persons of a king, as there be petty constables in his kingdom. And so there are, or else he cannot be obeyed. But I never said that a king, and every one of his persons, are the same substance.
Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688), British philosopher. English Works, "An Answer to Dr. Bramhall," vol. 4, p. 316, ed. Molesworth (1839-1845).
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