24 Marie Antoinette Quotes On Success In Life

These Marie Antoinette quotes will motivate you. Marie Antoinette was the last queen of France before the French Revolution. She was born an archduchess of Austria and was the penultimate child and youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I. She became dauphine of France in May 1770 at age 14 upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, heir apparent to the French throne. On 10 May 1774, her husband ascended the throne as Louis XVI and she became queen.

Best Marie Antoinette Quotes

  1. “If the people have no bread, let them eat cake.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  2. “I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  3. “There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  4. “it is the nature of human beings, and especially of the mediocre ones, to wish to change everything. They desire it all the more because they know popularity will accrue rather to those who disturb than to those who maintain order.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  5. “I wasn’t raised, I was built.” ~ Marie Antoinette

  6. “Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?” ~ Marie Antoinette
  7. “We had a beautiful dream and that was all. The interest of my son is the only guide I have, and whatever happiness I could achieve by being free of this place I cannot consent to separate my self from him. I could not have any pleasure in the world if I abandoned my children. I do not even have any regrets.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  8. “Marie Antoinette. Her last words were,”Pardon me sir. I did not mean to do it,”to a man whose foot she stepped on before she was executed by the guillotine” ~ Marie Antoinette
  9. “I am terrified of being bored.” ~ Marie Antoinette

  10. “Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  11. “And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  12. “I had friends. The idea of being forever separated from them and from all their troubles is one of the greatest sorrows that I suffer in dying. Let them at least know that to my latest moment I thought of them.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  13. “Courage? The moment when my troubles are going to end is not the moment when my courage is going to fail me.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  14. “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche. Let them eat cake. On being told that her people had no bread. Attributed to Marie-Antoinette, but remark is much older. Rousseau refers in his Confessions, 1740, to a similar remark, as a well-known saying. Others attribute the remark to the wife of Louis XIV.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  15. “Tribulation first makes one realize what one is.” ~ Marie Antoinette

  16. “The ministers and the Jacobins are making the king declare war tomorrow on Austria. The ministers are hoping that this move will frighten the Austrians and that within three weeks we will be negotiating (God forbid that this should happen). May we at last be avenged for all the outrages we have suffered from this country!” ~ Marie Antoinette
  17. “one’s enjoyment is doubled when one can share it with a friend – and where can one find a more affectionate, a more intimate friend than in one’s own family?” ~ Marie Antoinette
  18. “I have just been condemned, not to a shameful death, which can only apply to felons, but rather to finding your brother again…I seek forgiveness for all whom I know for every harm I may have unwittingly caused them…Adieu, good, gentle sister…I embrace you with all my heart as well as the poor, dear children.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  19. “No, do not love me, it is better to give me death!” ~ Marie Antoinette

  20. “No one understands my ills, nor the terror that fills my breast, who does not know the heart of a mother.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  21. “I trust we shall never be reduced to the painful extremity of seeking the aid of Mirabeau.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  22. “Let them eat cake.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  23. “Farewell, my children, forever. I go to your Father.” ~ Marie Antoinette
  24. “I have come, Sire, to complain of one of your subjects who has been so audacious as to kick me in the belly.” ~ Marie Antoinette

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