I am the State. [Fr., L'etat c'est moi.]— Louis XIV
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First feelings are always the most natural.
In every treaty, insert a clause which can easily be violated, so that the entire agreement can be broken in case the interests of the State make it expedient to do so.
Only small minds want always to be right.
There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
The years go by one after the other; time slips past us with out our being aware of it; we grow old like ordinary men and we shall end like them.
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
Why are you weeping ? Did you imagine that I was immortal ?
Heaven deprives me of a wife who never caused me any other grief than that of her death.
I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.
Every time I fill a vacant office, I make ten malcontents and one ingrate.
Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?
The Last Argument of Kings.
Whatever side I take, I know well that I will be blamed.
I am the state.
Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.
Every time I create an appointment, I create a hundred malcontents and one ingrate.