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

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.

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.

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