Louis XIV of France

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Farms and in castles, in homes, studies, and cloisters—where sensible people manage to live relatively lusty and decent lives, as moral as they must be, as free as they may be, and as masterly as they can be. If we only knew it, this elusive arrangement is happiness.
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Louis XIV of France

Louis XIV of France (baptised as Louis-Dieudonné) (5 September, 16381 September, 1715) ruled as King of France and of Navarre.


  • Il n'y a plus de Pyrénées.
    • The Pyrenees have ceased to exist.
    • (On his grandson becoming King of Spain) Voltaire, Siecle de Louis XIV, ch.28
  • L'Etat, c'est moi.
    • I am the state.
    • Attr. by Dulaire, Hist. de Paris (1834), vol.6, p.298; probably apocryphal
  • J'ai failli attendre.
    • I almost had to wait.
    • Regarded as apocryphal by E. Fournier, L'Esprit dans l'Histoire (4th ed. 1884). ch.xlviii

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