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Louis XIV

Quote of Louis XIV - It is much easier to obey...

Biography - Louis XIV:

King of France.
Born: 1638 - Died: 1715
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France

It is much easier to obey your superior than to command yourself; and when you can do whatever you want, it's not easy to want only what you have to.





(French, German)

Il est bien plus facile d'obéir à son supérieur que de se commander à soi-même; et quand on peut tout ce que l'on veut, il n’est pas aisé de ne vouloir que ce que l'on doit.

Es ist viel einfacher, seinem Vorgesetzten zu gehorchen, als sich selbst zu befehlen; und wenn man tun kann, was man will, ist es nicht einfach, nur das zu wollen, was man muss.

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Quotes for: oneself


Quotes about oneself:

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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.

Don't forget to love yourself.

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

Quotes for: duty


Quotes for: duty

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.

Love is a better teacher than duty.

There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.

Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.

Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.

Freedom has been wholly interpreted as a right, as a thing which people are entitled to claim, whereas what it really is above all is an obligation and a duty.


Louis XIV also said...

If I were not king, I should lose my temper.

It is always the impatience to win that causes someone to lose.

It is legal because I wish it.

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