Facts about Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand was a famous Diplomat from France, who lived between February 2, 1754 and May 17, 1838.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Charles.

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Famous quotes by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (20)


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"Without freedom of the press, there can be no representative government"
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"What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits"
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"War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men"
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"Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime"
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"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"
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"The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows"
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"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"
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"The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence"
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"Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts"
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"Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts"
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"Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour"
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"She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again"
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"Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows"
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"Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good"
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"Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters"
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"Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man"
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"If we go on explaining we shall cease to understand one another"
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"I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep"
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"Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love"
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"A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars"


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