Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

French statesman

Lived from: 1754-1838

Category: Politics

Quotes: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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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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    Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.
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    Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters.
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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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    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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    Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts.
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    Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.
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