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You will be amused when you see that I have more than
by 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

Marriage is the tomb of love.
- 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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is three quarters curiosity.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't conquer, I submit.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer


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