Frases de Cardeal de Richelieu

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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

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.

Citações Cardeal de Richelieu

„Se Deus tivesse proibido o vinho, porque o teria feito tão saboroso?“

—  Cardeal de Richelieu

Si Dieu défendait de boire, aurait-il fait ce vin si bon ?
Cardeal de Richelieu citado em "Nos vins de France: Comment les classer, les vinitier, les conserver, les présenter", Volume 1 de Nos vins de France, de Raymond Brunet, 3a. ed., Editora Librairie agricole, 1934

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

—  Cardinal Richelieu

Pour tromper un rival l'artifice est permis; on peut tout employer contres ses ennemis.
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.

„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

Qu'on me donne six lignes écrites de la main du plus honnête homme, j'y trouverai de quoi le faire pendre.
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.
Disputed

„Deception is the knowledge of kings.“

—  Cardinal Richelieu

Savoir dissimuler est le savoir des rois.
“Maxims,” Testament Politique (1641)

„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.
Original: (la) Ultima ratio Regum

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