RICHELIEU, Armand Jean, Due de Quotes
(1585-1642), French Cardinal and statesman
To know how to dissemble is the knowledge of kings.
A truly virtuous person is like good metal,—the more he is fired, the more he is fined; the more he is opposed, the more he is approved. Wrongs may well try him and touch him, but they cannot imprint on him any false stamp.