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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.")
-- King Louis XIV, 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."
-- King Louis XIV, quoted in Voltaire, Siècle de Louis XIV (1768)

"The Pyrenees are no more."
-- King Louis XIV 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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