Charles V was ruler of both the Spanish Empire as Charles I from 1516 and the Holy Roman Empire as Charles V from 1519, as well as of the lands of the former Duchy of Burgundy from 1506. source
To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven.
Iron hand in a velvet glove.
Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord - he wants Milan, and so do I.
Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely...
I came, I saw, God conquered.
My aspiration is not to be loved. It is that my government be respected and credible.