Hailed as the Last King of France, Louis XVI’s regime is often the talk of historians. Louis XVI of France was among the very few monarchs of his who believed in the ideas of Enlightenment and implemented them during his rule. As the last serving monarch under the French revolution, the King’s bloody death under the guillotine is often debated and contested by philosophers and writers. His progressive ideas and schemes are touted to be ahead of its time. The king’s life has been a source of inspiration to many filmmakers and novelists as well. We have collected the quotes of Louis XVI from several archival materials, historical books, his writings, and other historical articles. Let’s take a look at his quotes on wars, vices, flattery, praise and absolutism.
You have only to see what became of my father's will immediately after his death, and the wills of so many other kings. I know it well; but nevertheless, they have wished it; they gave me no rest nor repose, no calm until it was done.