(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.
- By God, Harrison, I will see you righted!
- Said ca. 1772, speaking to John Harrison's son William. Quoted in Dava Sobel, Longitude (1995, Fourth Estate Limited. London. Printed 1998. ISBN 1-85702-571-7), p. 147
- I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel.
- "'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.
- 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!
- 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."
- I was the last person to consent to the separation (of America and Britain), but I will be the first to accept the friendship of the United States as an independent power.
- To John Adams, first United States Minister to Great Britain
Quotes about George III
- George the Third
Ought never to have occurred.
One can only wonder
At so grotesque a blunder.
- We I hope shall be left free to avail ourselves of the advantages of neutrality: and yet much I fear the English, or rather their stupid king, will force us out of it. (...) Common sense dictates therefore that they should let us remain neuter: ergo they will not let us remain neuter. I never yet found any other general rule for foretelling what they will do, but that of examining what they ought not to do.