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Cardeal de Richelieu

Data de nascimento: 9. Setembro 1585
Data de falecimento: 4. Dezembro 1642
Outros nomes:Armand Jean du Plesis Richelieu, Kardinál Richelieu

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Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardeal de Richelieu, Duque de Richelieu e de Fronsac foi um político francês, que foi primeiro-ministro de Luís XIII de 1628 a 1642; foi arquitecto do absolutismo na França e da liderança francesa na Europa.

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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.“

— Cardinal Richelieu
As quoted in The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1896) by Jehiel K̀eeler Hoyt, p. 763 Édouard Fournier, in L'Espirit dans l'Historie (1867), 3rd edition, Ch. 51, p. 260, disputes the traditional attribution, and suggests various agents of Richelieu might have been the actual author. David Hackett Fischer, in Champlain's Dream (2009), Simon & Schuster, p. 704, n. 14, says it's a paraphrase of Quintilian and there is no source closer to Richelieu than Francoise Bertaut's Memoires pour servir à l'histoire d'Anne d'Autriche. Variant translations: Give me six lines written by the most honest man in the world, and I will find enough in them to hang him. Attributed in Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations (1908) edited by Hugh Percy Jones, p. 327 If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged. As quoted in America Debates Privacy Versus Security‎ (2007) by Jeri Freedman Give me six lines written by the most honest man, and I will find something there to hang him. As quoted in Champlain's Dream‎ (2008), Simon & Schuster, p. 391, by David Hackett Fischer, footnoted with disputation above.

„We may employ artifice to deceive a rival, anything against our enemies.“

— Cardinal Richelieu
As quoted in Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources (1899) by James Wood Variant translation: To mislead a rival, deception is permissible; one may use all means against his enemies.

„The last reasoning of Kings.“

— Cardinal Richelieu
A comment upon artillery fire, as quoted in Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations (1908) edited by Hugh Percy Jones, p. 119; these words were later inscribed upon cannon of Louis XVI of France.

„Deception is the knowledge of kings.“

— Cardinal Richelieu
“Maxims,” Testament Politique (1641)

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