Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
Responding to the priest who had accompanied her to the foot of the guillotine, who had whispered, "This is the moment, Madame, to arm yourself with courage." Quoted in Womenof Beauty and Heroism (1859) by Frank B. Goodrich
It is quite certain that in seeing the people who treat us so well despite their own misfortune, we are more obliged than ever to work hard for their happiness. The king seems to understand this truth; as for myself, I know that in my whole life (even if I live for a hundred years) I shall never forget the day of the coronation.Marie Antoinette
We had a beautiful dream and that was all ... I could not have any pleasure in the world if I abandoned my children. … I do not even have any regrets.Marie Antoinette
Courage? The moment when my troubles are going to end is not the moment when my courage is going to fail me.Marie Antoinette