Louis XIV, aka Louis the Great or Sun King

Louis XIV, aka Louis the Great or Sun King
1423
1483

King of France and Navarre

Author Quotes

I would have praised you more had you praised me less.

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

It is legal because I wish it.

Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.

That is fine, and I would have praised you more had you praised me less.

The Pyrenees are no more.

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

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

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

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

Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.

He is guilty of all the good he does not.

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

I am the State.

I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.

I imagined it was more difficult to die.

Everything starts with the customer.

First feelings are always the most natural.

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

When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely.

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

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First Name
Louis XIV, aka Louis the Great or Sun King
Birth Date
1423
Death Date
1483
Bio

King of France and Navarre