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

None are rash when they are not seen by anybody.

Those who ought to be secure from calumny are generally those who avoid it least.

A well-read fool is the most pestilent of blockheads; his learning is a flail which he knows not how to handle, and with which he breaks his neighbor?s shins as well as his own. Keep a fellow of this description at arm?s length, as you value the integrity of your bones.

Nothing but religion is capable of changing pains into pleasures.

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody.

Affectation discovers sooner what one is than it makes known what one would fain appear to be.

People find life entirely too time-consuming.

To be vain of one?s rank or place is to disclose that one is below it.

Don't trust the heart, it wants your blood.

Politeness has been defined to be artificial good-nature; but we may affirm, with much greater propriety, that good-nature is natural politeness.

To make good use of life, one should have in youth the experience of advanced years, and in old age the vigor of youth.

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.

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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