1. 10

    I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.

    83
  2. 9

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

    86
  3. 8

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

    92
  4. 7

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

    139
  5. 6

    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
  6. 5

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

    149
  7. 4

    Only small minds want always to be right.

    150
  8. 3

    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
  9. 2

    First feelings are always the most natural.

    166
  10. 1

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

    218
  11. Last Update: 1 December 2022

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