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Antoine Rivarol Quotes

(1753-1801), French Journalist, Epigrammatist

Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity.

Category: Fame

Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.

Category: Familiarity

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

Category: Gold

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

Category: Ideas

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

Category: Life And Living

Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.

Category: Memory

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

Category: Mystery

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.

Category: Reason

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

Category: Reverie

Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.

Category: Speech

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

Category: Wealth