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King Louis XIV of France
King of France, known as the Sun King

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L'état c'est moi.
I am the State.
Alternative translation: It is legal because I wish it.
-- Speaking before the Parlement de Paris, 1655

J'ai failli attendre.
I was nearly kept waiting.
-- King Louis XIV (attributed) referring to an occasion when a coach he had ordered arrived just in time

Every time I create an appointment, I create a hundred malcontents and one ingrate.
-- Quoted in Voltaire, Siècle de Louis XIV (1768)

The Pyrenees are no more.
-- Commenting on the accession of his grandson to the throne of Spain

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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