I am the State. [Fr., L'etat c'est moi.]

— Louis XIV

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First feelings are always the most natural.

166

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.

160

Only small minds want always to be right.

150

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.

149

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.

143

Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.

139

Why are you weeping ? Did you imagine that I was immortal ?

92

Heaven deprives me of a wife who never caused me any other grief than that of her death.

86

I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.

83

Every time I fill a vacant office, I make ten malcontents and one ingrate.

67

Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?

56

The Last Argument of Kings.

55

About Louis XIV

Quotes 25 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Royalty
Birthday September 5, 1638

Whatever side I take, I know well that I will be blamed.

22

I am the state.

2

Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.

2

Every time I create an appointment, I create a hundred malcontents and one ingrate.

2

Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.

1

It is legal because I wish it.

0

Impatience for victory guarantees defeat

0

Has God forgotten everything I've done for him ?

0

Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.

0

The Pyrenees are no more.

0

I see no point in reading.

0

One king, one law, one faith.

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