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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Quotes and Sayings

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Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much
insensibility creates crime.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Love of glory can only create a great hero;
contempt of glory creates a great man.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Since the masses are always eager to believe something,
for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

 

The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame,
- when she has once ceased to blush,
it is because she has too much to blush for.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime?
Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded.
Methods are the master of masters.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

She is such a good friend that she would throw all
her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

If we go on explaining we shall cease to understand one another.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you,
and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion
than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary
to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool,
than to discover who is a clever man.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Without freedom of the press, there can be no representative government.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable
and to expedite its occurrence.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The reputation of a man is like his shadow,
gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel,
sweet as love.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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 PHOTO

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

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda PHOTO

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

It's never too late.
- Anonymous

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
- Harry S. Truman

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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