Quotation by Honoré De Balzac

Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin.... Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine.

King Charles IX says he quotes Coligny.
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