Louis XVIII Quotes (4 quotes)
“Remember that there is not one of you who does not carry in his cartridge-pouch the marshal's baton of the duke of Reggio.”
Speech to cadets of St. Cyr, 9 August 1819
L'exactitude est la politesse des rois. - Attributed in Souvenirs de J. Laﬁtte (1844)
“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.”
Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer (Harper & Row, 1982), p. 67
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLouis XVIII
Born: November 17, 1755
Died: September 16, 1824 (aged 68)
Bio: Louis XVIII, known as the Unavoidable, was a Bourbon King of France and of Navarre from 1814 to 1824, omitting the Hundred Days in 1815. Louis XVIII spent twenty-three years in exile, from 1791 to 1814, during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and again in 1815, for 111 days, upon the return of Napoleon I from Elba.