"If you give me six lines written by the most honest man,
I will find something in them to hang him."
Cardinal Richelieu
(1585-1642) French clergyman, nobleman, statesman
As quoted in The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1896) by Jehiel K̀eeler Hoyt, p. 763
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Cardinal Richelieu ~~~ Chief Minister to King Louis X!!! & antagonist in Dumas' "Three Musketeers"
 -- dragonswizardz     
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    Nowhere can one find out the source of this quote - did he actually say it, or has it just entered folk lore as something he ought to have said?
     -- Richard Gregory, Ross-on-Wye     
    Wasn't it attributed to Voltaire ?
     -- mich de rouck, brussels     
    One of the worst tyrants to ever live. Knowing the raging fight between Protestantism and Catholicism. Like the fall and rise of a house of cards.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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    We have thousands of laws and it's probably impossible not to violate one almost daily.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    Same as it ever was. Few (if anyone) can withstand the the full weight of the State. We must stand behind our persecuted brothers and sisters.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    MSM provides a great affirming example of the statement's topic (not reporting the news or repeating an event but rather, hostly twisting anything that does not support favorably a version of their theocratic progressivism).

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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