QUOTATIONS FROM THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV

 

 

Directions: Read each of the following quotations and then choose the individual you believe to be the speaker from the list of individuals listed below. Write the name of the speaker on the appropriate blank. (Answers may be used more than once)

 

Possible Answers: Bossuet, Charles II, Cromwell, Frederick II, Grotius, Louis XIV, Mazarin, Spinoza, William III

 

1. ________ "I must leave all that! Farewell, dear paintings that I have loved so much and which have cost me so much."

2. ________ "There is one certain means by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin; I will die in the last ditch."

3. ________ "The greatest weakness of all weaknesses is to fear too much to appear weak."

4. ________"This is very true: for my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers."

5. ________"It is not fit that you sit here any longer! You shall now give place to better men."

6. ________ "Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak. But experience more than sufficiently teaches that men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues."

7. ________ "Has God forgotten all that I have done for Him?"

8. ________"The king, as king, is not regarded as a private personage; all the state is in him; the will of all the people is included in his will."

9. ________"A just cause of war is injury done us, and nothing else."

10. ________ "It is a permanent principle among princes to aggrandize themselves as much as they can."