Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (September 27, 1627 - April 12, 1704) was a French bishop, theologian, and court preacher. Bossuet was one of the first to advocate the theory of political absolutism; he made the argument that government was divine and that kings received their power from God.
- The greatest weakness of all weaknesses is to fear too much to appear weak.
- Politique Tirée de l'Écriture Sainte
- The inexorable boredom that is at the core of life.
- From M.A. Couturier, Se Garder Libre
- Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw.
- Quoted in "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations" - Page 411 - by Edward C. Goodman, Ted Goodman - 1997
- Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.
- Quoted in "Quote Unquote: A Handbook of Quotations" - Page 96 - by M. P. Singh - 2007