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I have met with some of them - very honest fellows,
by Giacomo Casanova

I have met with some of them - very honest fellows,
who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence
and an upright good sense,
which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
- Giacomo Casanova

My errors will point to thinking men the various roads,
and will teach them the great art of treading on the
brink of the precipice without falling into it.
- Giacomo Casanova

The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance
which my memory can evoke;
it will therefore commence when I had attained the
age of eight years and four months.
- Giacomo Casanova

I don't conquer, I submit.
- Giacomo Casanova

 

It is only necessary to have courage,
for strength without self-confidence is useless.
- Giacomo Casanova

God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the
possibility of His non-existence,
and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
- Giacomo Casanova

Should I perchance still feel after my death,
I would no longer have any doubt, but I would most
certainly give the lie to anyone asserting before me that I was dead.
- Giacomo Casanova

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In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man.
- Giacomo Casanova

Marriage is the tomb of love.
- Giacomo Casanova

I will begin with this confession: whatever I have
done in the course of my life,
whether it be good or evil, has been done freely;
I am a free agent.
- Giacomo Casanova

I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me,
and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power
to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
- Giacomo Casanova

Love is three quarters curiosity.
- Giacomo Casanova

In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong
action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect,
and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury.
- Giacomo Casanova

We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool,
and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is
covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
- Giacomo Casanova

As to the deceit perpetrated upon women,
let it pass, for, when love is in the way,
men and women as a general rule dupe each other.
- Giacomo Casanova

The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait
until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man,
but such beings are seldom met with.
- Giacomo Casanova

Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at
liberty to do everything he pleases,
for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion.
- Giacomo Casanova

By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly,
I renew them, I enjoy them a second time,
while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past,
and which I no longer feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

I have always loved truth so passionately that I have
often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it
into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
- Giacomo Casanova

You will be amused when you see that I have more than
once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience,
both knaves and fools.
- Giacomo Casanova

God, great principle of all minor principles,
God, who is Himself without a principle,
could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it,
He required to know His own principle.
- Giacomo Casanova

The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons
made in order to examine analogies,
and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.
- Giacomo Casanova

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure:
if it does,
it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale,
for it lies in mere fantasy.
- Giacomo Casanova

Worthy or not, my life is my subject,
and my subject is my life.
- Giacomo Casanova

I always made my food congenial to my constitution,
and my health was always excellent.
- Giacomo Casanova

I know that I have lived because I have felt,
and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence,
I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances,
and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason,
and never through mere fickleness.
- Giacomo Casanova

Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch
who delights in nursing it in his bosom.
- Giacomo Casanova

I am bound to add that the excess in too little has
ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much;
the last may cause indigestion,
but the first causes death.
- Giacomo Casanova

I learned very early that our health is always impaired
by some excess either of food or abstinence,
and I never had any physician except myself.
- Giacomo Casanova

I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil
tendencies of my character,
but such as it is it shines upon my countenance,
and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist.
- Giacomo Casanova

I have felt in my very blood, ever since I was born,
a most unconquerable hatred towards the whole tribe of fools,
and it arises from the fact that I feel myself a blockhead
whenever I am in their company.
- Giacomo Casanova

For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher,
I never would have any, for I know not what it may be:
as a Christian,
on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion,
and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.
- Giacomo Casanova

Heart and head are the constituent parts of character;
temperament has almost nothing to do with it,
and, therefore, character is dependent upon education,
and is susceptible of being corrected and improved.
- Giacomo Casanova

I have often met with happiness after some imprudent
step which ought to have brought ruin upon me,
and although passing a vote of censure upon myself
I would thank God for his mercy.
- Giacomo Casanova

My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark
days I have gone through,
everything has proved to me that in this world,
either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just
as well as evil comes out of good.
- Giacomo Casanova

The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never
had any fixed aim before my eyes,
and that my system, if it can be called a system,
has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life,
trusting to the wind wherever it led.
- Giacomo Casanova

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have never met an aggressive person
who wasn't a fearful person.
- John Bradshaw

When I eventually met Mr. Right
I had no idea that his first name was Always.
- Rita Rudner

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

And bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake
no word When they met in the way.
- Jean Ingelow

I felt that if we, as the Met, were not intervening
once one person starts digging up Parliament Square,
then someone else is going to join in and you have a spiral.
- Michael Todd

I got to meet some of the best people I've ever met,
and we all grew as people and as entertainers.
- Carrie Underwood

Yes, but I - you know, it's been such a long time,
I'm sure that I've got cousins and uncles that I've never met before,
you know, that I've left behind.
- Rafael Palmeiro

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met,
alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I've met people who didn't even know there was a Calvin Klein;
they thought it was just the name of a product.
- Calvin Klein

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with
which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet,
namely, a dull ending.
- Karl Marx

I've always been a big fan of Bill Paxton,
and I met him at the American Pie premiere.
- Shane West

The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one
of the stories the father tells.
The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the
tales that he tells is how he met his wife.
- Danny DeVito

The world is full of people who have never,
since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
- E. B. White

I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters,
so long as you talk to them.
If you lived in a monastery and never met any women,
maybe it would be difficult.
- Ken Follett

We met, 'twas in a crowd, and I thought he would shun me.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Paul is Starsky, and I met him before shooting.
He was very kind and encouraged us to go with what we wanted to do.
It was very sweet to see them back with the car after 25 years.
- Ben Stiller

I met this wonderful girl at Macy's.
She was buying clothes and I was putting Slinkies on the escalator.
- Steven Wright

I've had women who move to the towns I'm living in,
just pack up and move there, never even met 'em before,
'cause they heard I lived there.
- GG Allin

I've been lucky.
I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned
to value people who talk -
people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs.
- Roger Angell

I love the show and a lot of what came out of it,
like some of the people I met and got to work with,
but those were truly some of the unhappiest days of my life.
- Jhonen Vasquez

At Camp One we were met by Director of Public Works Warwick Greene,
grim and grimy.
He has been working himself to death to make this transportation plan a success.
- William Cameron Forbes

It wasn't that I ever knew I'd be at the Met for 20 years,
or 30 years, or 40 years, or anything like that.
- James Levine

I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there.
And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage.
The third time was at Brian Wilson's birthday party.
- Matthew Sweet

And I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people.
I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist.
Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
- Norman Jewison

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every
new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash

One day I undertook a tour through the country,
and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season,
expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
- Daniel Boone


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