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Charles V Quotes





Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
 

How absurd to try to make two men think alike on matters of religion, when I cannot make two timepieces agree!
[Doctrine]
 

I came, I saw, God conquered.
 

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
 

Iron hand in a velvet glove.
[Power]
 

My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord - he wants Milan, and so do I.
 

Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.
 

To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven.
[Conscience]