Cardinal De Richelieu

Cardinal De Richelieu

French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman

Lived from: 1585-1642

Category: Politics | Theologians and clergy

Quotes: Cardinal De Richelieu

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    A virtuous and well-disposed person, like a good metal, the more he is fired, the more he is fined; the more he is opposed, the more he is approved: wrongs may well try him, and touch him, but cannot imprint in him any false stamp.
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    Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it.
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    Friendship is the medicine for all misfortune; but ingratitude dries up the fountain of all goodness.
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    Give me six lines written by the most honorable person alive, and I shall find enough in them to condemn them to the gallows.
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    Had Luther and Calvin been confined before they had begun to dogmatize, the states would have been spared many troubles.
    Source: As quoted in The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)
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    Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.
    Source: As quoted in Champlains Dream (2008)
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    If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.
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    Not the least of the qualities that go into the making of a great ruler is the ability of letting others serve him.
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    Nothing is as dangerous for the state as those who would govern kingdoms with maxims found in books.
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    Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of the State.
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    To know how to disguise is the knowledge of kings.
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