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Antoine Rivarol Quotes and Sayings

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Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception,
of humanity.
- Antoine Rivarol

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy,
or very unhappy.
Reverie is the child of extremes.
- Antoine Rivarol

It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing,
but one should not abuse it.
- Antoine Rivarol

The only thing wealth does for some people is to make
them worry about losing it.
- Antoine Rivarol

 

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past,
in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
- Antoine Rivarol

Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay,
expands great souls.
- Antoine Rivarol

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.
- Antoine Rivarol

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Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

Vices are often habits rather than passions.
- Antoine Rivarol

Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.
- Antoine Rivarol

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world.
Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

Of every ten persons who talk about you,
nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say
something good in a bad way.
- Antoine Rivarol

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
- Antoine Rivarol

Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.
- Antoine Rivarol

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
- Horace Greeley

I gratefully look forward to oblivion,
but I must be sure of it.
- Taylor Caldwell

My faith, inasmuch as I have any, is more like a kind
of Joseph Campbell thing,
and even that frequently finds itself tested to oblivion in siren waters.
- David Knopfler

If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base,
then the Party is headed to oblivion.
- Jerome Corsi

I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom.
What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man,
was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future
all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion.
- Al Goldstein

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom.
I have been pouring van loads of information into that
vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.
- Logan P. Smith

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion,
but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me
it's the home of the extraordinary,
the only home.
- Philip Levine

An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself,
and listen only to his real master: Nature.
- Auguste Renoir

The immense majority of human biographies are a gray
transit between domestic spasm and oblivion.
- George Steiner

Time's stern tide, with cold Oblivion's wave,
Shall soon dissolve each fair, each fading charm.
- Anna Seward

I'm very happy to have a small, long,
career instead of one big hit and then oblivion.
- Susannah McCorkle

Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself,
oblivion of his past, with peace and purity!
- George A. Smith

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

Blue oblivion, largely lit, smiled and smiled at me.
- William R. Benet

A wholesome oblivion of one's neighbours is the beginning of wisdom.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver.
Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
- Richard M. Nixon

Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion.
- Philip Wylie

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion.
It's just an idea.
Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
- Daniel Libeskind

People come to music to seek oblivion:
is that not also a form of deception?
- Claude Debussy

For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would
save the ordinary from oblivion.
- Philip Levine

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion?
What is the matter with the soft Darkness,
the Dreamless Sleep?
- James Thurber

Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you.
That is the slow road to oblivion.
That is the tortured path to undoing step by step,
bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon,
the way of life that we love.
- Charles Schumer

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time,
it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands.
so the librarian protects the books not only against
mankind but also against nature and devotes his life
to this war with the forces of oblivion.
- Umberto Eco

I'm not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion.
I always feel that I'm two steps away from the other side when I'm out there.
It's more like a vacation place or a place to visit
than a place to hunker down.
- Jeffrey Wright

We are living in the machine age.
For the first time in history the comedian has been
compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material
to compete with the machine.
Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
- Fred Allen

Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest.
It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway.
Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think
in terms of emotions and sensations.
- Raymond Chandler

There can be no transforming of darkness into light
and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

I was faced more with apathy than opposition.
- Adrian Cronauer

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy,
indifference, and undernourishment.
- Robert M. Hutchins

I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate
neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
- James Goldsmith

Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and
an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy.
- William Whitelaw

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
- William Bernbach

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -
it's apathy.
It's not giving a damn.
- Leo Buscaglia

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Willpower is the key to success.
Successful people strive no matter what they feel by
applying their will to overcome apathy,
doubt or fear.
- Dan Millman

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue
leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
- William Lloyd Garrison

HIV infection and AIDS is growing - but so too is public apathy.
We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.
- David Geffen

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.
- William Safire

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato

When too many Americans don't vote or participate,
some see apathy and despair.
I see disappointment and even outrage.
And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
- Paul Wellstone

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm,
and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things:
first,
an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm,
and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying
that ideal into practice.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

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

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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