heavy lies the crown


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heavy lies the crown

Large amounts of power or authority carry with them stress, worry, and self-doubt. Derived from 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 lies the 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 lies the crown."
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