heavy hangs the head that wears a/the crown

heavy hangs the head that wears a/the crown

The person who has the most power or authority suffers the largest amount of stress, anxiety, doubt, and worry. A misquote of the line "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II. Sometimes I wish I weren't the boss of this company so I could just walk away from all these issues come quitting time. Heavy hangs the head that wears a crown, as they say. A: "Have you ever noticed how new presidents' hair starts going gray after just the first year?" B: "Oh, for sure—heavy hangs the head that wears the crown."
See also: crown, hang, head, heavy, that, wear
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