Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu

Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal et Duc de Richelieu (9 September 1585 - 4 December 1642) was a French clergyman, noble, and statesman.

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  • Savoir dissimuler est le savoir des rois.
    • Translation: Deception is the knowledge of kings.
    • “Maxims,” Testament Politique (1641)

  • Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state.
    • “Maxims,” Testament Politique (1641)
 
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