1. "Sasanian monarchy and the fabled Kayanid"
- Tom Holland, In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
3. "The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual."
- Quote by Henry David Thoreau
4. "Money rather than monarchy and plutocracy rather than theocracy are the chief threats to republicanism today."
- Os Guinness, A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future
8. "But in Jordan, it is hard to imagine a more moderate and pro-Western regime than the current undemocratic monarchy."
- Robert D. Kaplan, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
10. "An absolute monarchy is one in which the sovereign does as he pleases so long as he pleases the assassins."
- Quote by Ambrose Bierce