Quotes and Images From Memoirs of Marie Antoinette This is a biographical history book. A man born solely to contradict Advised the King not to separate himself from his army. Ah, Madame, we have all been killed in our masters' service! Alas! her griefs double mine! Allowed her candles and as much firewood as she wanted Better to die than to implicate anybody Brought me her daughter. Hortense de Beauharnais Carried the idea of the prerogative of rank to a high pitch Common and blamable practice of indulgence. Condescension which renders approbation more offensive Customs are nearly equal to laws. Difference between brilliant theories and the simplest practice. Dignified tone which alone secures the respect due to power. Displaying her acquirements with rather too much confidence. Duc d'Orleans, when called on to give his vote for death of King Elegant entertainments were given to Doctor Franklin Etiquette still existed at Court, dignity alone was wanting. Extreme simplicity was the Queens first and only real mistake. Fashion of wearing a black coat without being in mourning. Favourite of a queen is not, in France, a happy one. Formed rather to endure calamity with patience than to contend Grand Dieu, mamma! will it be yesterday over again.