Louis XI of France quotes

  • Violence begets violence by whomever used. War is a dirty business and entails the use of degrading means, whoever wages it.

  • Though the object of being a Great Power is to be able to fight a Great War, the only way of remaining a Great Power is not to fight one.

  • This book has been a catalogue of mistakes by politicians, moral and practical disasters which led to wars, enslavement and wretchedness on a scale which no previous age could have dreaded or dreamed of.

  • The surer of himself an admiral is, the finer the tactical development of his fleet, the better his captains, the more reluctant must he necessarily be to enter into a melee with equal forces, in which all these advantages will be thrown away, chance reign supreme, and his fleet be place on terms of equality with an assemblage of ships which have never before acted together.

  • If the love of God really reigns in your heart, it will show itself in the exterior.

  • No day is so bad that it can not be fixed by a good nap.

  • We do not see it because we can not afford to-because the truth is too explosive.

  • As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this.

  • I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.

  • Tremble, ye tyrants, for ye can not die.