George III (George William Frederick) (1738-06-04 – 1820-01-29) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, formed by the union of these two countries, until his death.
- "'Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well ?' 'Very well indeed, sir,' was the enthusiastic answer. 'I am glad of that,' replied the king; 'for there was nothing in it.'"
- Six hours sleep are enough for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.
- My Lords and peacocks.
- Was there ever such thing as great Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you — what — was there not sad stuff?
- I glory in the name of Briton!
- I wish nothing but good. Everyone who does not agree is a traitor or a scoundrel.
- When a petitioner attempted to stab the King he told her with the greatest calmness, "This is a fruit knife madam, it couldn't cut a cabbage."
- To John Adams, first American Minister to Great Britain: "I was the last person to consent to the seperation (of America and Britain), but I will be the first to accept the friendship of the United States as an independent power."