Wide World of Quotes > King Louis XIV of France Quotes
|"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