Stanislaw I, born Stanisław Leszczyński, also spelled Stanislaus

Stanislaw I, born Stanisław Leszczyński, also spelled Stanislaus
1677
1766

King of Poland, Duke of Lorraine, Count of the Holy Roman Empire

Author Quotes

First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.

Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.

Value your words. Each one may be the last.

Gaiety is the soul?s health; sadness is its poison.

Telling lies does not work in advertising.

We rise to fortune by successive steps; we descend by only one.

Genius speaks only to genius.

The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success.

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.

I believe, indeed, that it is more laudable to suffer great misfortunes than to do great things.

The first requisite for immortality is death.

When the truth offends no one it should come from our lips as naturally as the air we breathe.

I know no real worth but that tranquil firmness which seeks dangers by duty, and braves them without rashness.

The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives.

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured.

Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?

The prejudices of youth pass away with it. Those of old age last only because there is no other age to be hoped for.

You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.

It is having in some measure a sort of wit, to know how to use the wit of others.

The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

Long ailments wear out pain, and long hopes, joy.

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First Name
Stanislaw I, born Stanisław Leszczyński, also spelled Stanislaus
Birth Date
1677
Death Date
1766
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King of Poland, Duke of Lorraine, Count of the Holy Roman Empire