35 Inspirational King Louis XIV Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational King Louis XIV Quotes On Success

King Louis XIV was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death in 1715. He was born in the royal family to Louis XIII but could not enjoy much of the lavish life as his father passed away when he was just four. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history. During his reign, he introduced various reforms including economic and fiscal, which were called as the ‘Gift of God’ by his subjects. He also aimed to develop arts and culture and supported them financially. During Louis’ reign, France was the leading European power, and it fought three major wars: the Franco-Dutch War, the War of the League of Augsburg, and the War of the Spanish Succession. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams

1. “There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.” King Louis XIV

2. “My child, you are going to be a great king; do not imitate me in the taste I have had for building, or in that, I have had for war; try, on the contrary, to be at peace with your neighbours.” King Louis XIV

3. “Render to God what you owe him; recognize the obligations you are under to him.” King Louis XIV

4. “That’s what troubles me: I should like to suffer more for the expiation of my sins.” King Louis XIV

5. “Always follow good counsels.” King Louis XIV

6. “First feelings are always the most natural.” King Louis XIV

7. “I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.” King Louis XIV

8. “Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.” King Louis XIV

9. “Do not assess the justice of a claim by the vigour with which it is pressed.” King Louis XIV

10. “My court was divided between peace and war according to their various interests, but I considered only their reasons.” King Louis XIV

11. “Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?” King Louis XIV

12. “I am dying, but the state remains.” King Louis XIV

13. “You have only to see what became of my father’s will immediately after his death, and the wills of so many other kings. I know it well; but nevertheless, they have wished it; they gave me no rest nor repose, no calm until it was done.” King Louis XIV

14. “It is legal because I wish it.” King Louis XIV

15. “It is impossible to please all the world.” King Louis XIV

16. “The King of Spain displayed his esteem for me in a manner that I confess flattered me pleasantly when, after the death of Don Luis de Haro, he stated publicly in front of all the foreign ambassadors that he wanted to follow my example in not having a prime minister any longer.” King Louis XIV

17. “Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.” King Louis XIV

18. “Whatever side I take, I know well that I shall be blamed.” King Louis XIV

19. “I am the state.” King Louis XIV

20. “We can do all we wish while we live; afterward, we are less than the meanest.” King Louis XIV

21. “One king, one law, one faith” King Louis XIV

22. “In prosperity, give thanks to God with humility and fear lest by pride you abuse God’s benefits and so offend him.” King Louis XIV

23. “Only small minds want always to be right.” King Louis XIV

24. “I hope you know there is more of me to love than a crown.” King Louis XIV

25. “The only way to avoid mistakes is to expect the worst end.” King Louis XIV

26. “If a civil word or two will render a man happy, he must be a wretch indeed who will not give them to him.” King Louis XIV

27. “Fashion is the mirror of history.” King Louis XIV

28. “Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.” King Louis XIV

29. “Uncontrolled administration can turn your environment into a nightmare.” King Louis XIV

30. “The ministers of kings should learn to moderate their ambition. The higher they elevate themselves above their proper sphere, the greater the danger that they will fall.” King Louis XIV

31. “Impatience for victory guarantees defeat.” King Louis XIV

32. “I have no intention of sharing my authority.” King Louis XIV

33. “As for restitutions, to nobody in particular do I owe any, but as for those I owe to the realm, I hope in the mercy of God.” King Louis XIV

34. “Most failures come from the fear of failing.” King Louis XIV

35. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” King Louis XIV

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