I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.
Heaven deprives me of a wife who never caused me any other grief than that of her death.
Why are you weeping ? Did you imagine that I was immortal ?
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
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.
There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
Only small minds want always to be right.
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.
First feelings are always the most natural.
I am the State. [Fr., L'etat c'est moi.]
Last Update: 1 December 2022
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