French Statesman Quotes
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.
"It is more than a crime; it is a political fault," —words which I record, because they have been repeated and attributed to others.
A nation of monkeys with the throat of parrots.
Madam, if a thing is possible, consider it done; the impossible? that will be done.
Charles Alexandre de Calonne
A minister who moves about in society is in a position to read the signs of the times even in a festive gathering, but one who remains shut up in his office learns nothing.
Duc de Choiseul
One is never weaker than when one appears to have everybody's support.
I have always perceived, or nearly so, the defects of those I love; and such defects are the only ones I can see clearly. But for the want of archangels, we must love imperfect creatures.
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
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