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Charles Maurice De Talleyrand Quotes

(1754-1838), French Statesman

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

Category: Altruism

Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.

Category: Glory

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters.

Category: Merit

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.

Category: Reason

Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.

Category: Reputation

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

Category: Reputation

Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts.

Category: Speech