French Royalty Quotes
Upon hearing the news of the French defeat at Malplaquet:
Has God forgotten all I have done for him?
Louis XIV of France
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
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
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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Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's tribulation: not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive from what ills you are free yourself is pleasant.
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