French Monarch Quotes
Upon hearing the news of the French defeat at Malplaquet:
Has God forgotten all I have done for him?
Louis XIV of France
If God grant me life, I will see that every laboring man in my kingdom shall have his chicken to put in the pot.
Henry IV of France
A false report, if believed during three days, may be of great service to a government.
Catherine de' Medici
Horses and poets should be fed, not overfed.
Charles IX of France
Frenchmen, I die innocent: it is from the scaffold and near appearing before God that I tell you so. I pardon my enemies: I desire that France …
Louis XVI of France
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