Louis XIV of France
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.Erik H. Erikson
- Il n'y a plus de Pyrénées.
- 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
- Je m'en vais, mais l'État demeurera toujours...