CARDINAL RICHELIEU QUOTES

“The pen is mightier than the sword.”

“Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.”

“Politics is the art of the possible.”

“Never worry about people and their opinions. Be yourself and keep pushing forward.”

“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman, of the next generation.”

“There are rare men who are capable of thinking independently, and that is why they are rare.”

“To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings.”

“Great leaders are born from difficult times.”

“The happiness of the people is the highest law.”

“There is no such thing as chance; and what seems to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.”

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”

“Intelligence is the loftiest and most beautiful achievement of nature.”

“The greatest of all crimes is to do nothing.”

“Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.”

“One must not believe in those who speak much, but rather in those whose actions speak for them.”

“If you wish to learn from the progress of others, you must be prepared to learn from their mistakes as well.”

“The essence of war is violence, and moderation in war is imbecility.”

“The end justifies the means.”

“Fortune favors the audacious.”

“It is not enough to be humble, you must be right.”

“One must take a broad view of things in order to effectively approach them.”

“Governments must adjust themselves to the times in which they live, or they will be swept away by them.”

“One must always be prepared for difficult times; they are an inevitable part of life.”

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

“Power is not something to be coveted; it is something to be held judiciously.”

“A wise man learns from his mistakes; a wiser man learns from the mistakes of others.”

“To govern, one must understand truly the nature of those whom he governs.”

“A leader must possess both compassion and strength; one without the other is ineffective.”

“Never underestimate the power of words; they have the ability to shape the course of history.”

“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience, but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.”