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Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future."

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




Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit."

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




Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way."

Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The absolute ruler may be a Nero, but he is sometimes a Titus or Marc Aurelius; the people is often Nero, but never Marc Aurelius."

The absolute ruler may be a Nero, but he is sometimes a Titus or Marc Aurelius; the people is often Nero, but never Marc Aurelius.




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

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



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls."

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



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it."

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




Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent."

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent."

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



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Opinions, theories, and systems pass by turns over the grindstone of time, which at first gives them brilliancy and sharpness, but finally wears them out."

Opinions, theories, and systems pass by turns over the grindstone of time, which at first gives them brilliancy and sharpness, but finally wears them out.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The modest man has everything to gain, and the arrogant man everything to lose; for modesty has always to deal with generosity, and arrogance with envy."

The modest man has everything to gain, and the arrogant man everything to lose; for modesty has always to deal with generosity, and arrogance with envy.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Memory always obeys the commands of the heart."

Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.




Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds."

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



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Rumor, once started, rushes on like a river, until it mingles with, and is lost in the sea."

Rumor, once started, rushes on like a river, until it mingles with, and is lost in the sea.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is a fool's coat still."

A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is a fool's coat still.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "It is easy for men to write and talk like philosophers, but to act with wisdom, there is the rub!"

It is easy for men to write and talk like philosophers, but to act with wisdom, there is the rub!



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "What isn’t clear, isn’t French."

What isn’t clear, isn’t French.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Youth is not the era of wisdom; let us therefore have due consideration."

Youth is not the era of wisdom; let us therefore have due consideration.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Tenderness is the infancy of love."

Tenderness is the infancy of love.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The methods that help a man acquire a fortune are the very ones that keep him from enjoying it."

The methods that help a man acquire a fortune are the very ones that keep him from enjoying it.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Brave men do not boast nor bluster. Deeds, not words, speak for such."

Brave men do not boast nor bluster. Deeds, not words, speak for such.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "If poverty makes man groan, he yawns in opulence. When fortune exempts us from labor, nature overwhelms us with time."

If poverty makes man groan, he yawns in opulence. When fortune exempts us from labor, nature overwhelms us with time.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "There are some women who are flirts upon principle; they consider it their duty to make themselves as pleasing as possible to every one."

There are some women who are flirts upon principle; they consider it their duty to make themselves as pleasing as possible to every one.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The despotism of will in ideas is styled plan, project, character, obstinacy; its despotism in desires is called passion."

The despotism of will in ideas is styled plan, project, character, obstinacy; its despotism in desires is called passion.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "True felicity consists of its own consciousness."

True felicity consists of its own consciousness.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "History is only time furnished with dates and rich with events."

History is only time furnished with dates and rich with events.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "It has been very truly said that the mob has many heads, but no brains."

It has been very truly said that the mob has many heads, but no brains.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The world is governed by love,--self-love."

The world is governed by love,--self-love.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity."

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



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Silence never yet betrayed any one!"

Silence never yet betrayed any one!



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The cunning tempter, by avoiding the grossness of vice, often silences objections."

The cunning tempter, by avoiding the grossness of vice, often silences objections.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Vices are often habits rather than passions."

Vices are often habits rather than passions.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The mischief of children is seldom actuated by malice; that of grown-up people always is."

The mischief of children is seldom actuated by malice; that of grown-up people always is.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The subtle sauce of malice is often indulged in by maidens of uncertain age, over their tea."

The subtle sauce of malice is often indulged in by maidens of uncertain age, over their tea.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Women read each other at a single glance."

Women read each other at a single glance.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "That which happens to the soil when it ceases to be cultivated by the social man happens to man himself when he foolishly forsakes society for solitude; the brambles grow up in his desert heart."

That which happens to the soil when it ceases to be cultivated by the social man happens to man himself when he foolishly forsakes society for solitude; the brambles grow up in his desert heart.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Mind is the partial side of men; the heart is everything."

Mind is the partial side of men; the heart is everything.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Wrong is wrong; no fallacy can hide it, no subterfuge cover it so shrewdly but that the All-Seeing One will discover and punish it."

Wrong is wrong; no fallacy can hide it, no subterfuge cover it so shrewdly but that the All-Seeing One will discover and punish it.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "There is nothing so unready as readiness of wit."

There is nothing so unready as readiness of wit.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Poverty treads close upon the heels of great and unexpected wealth."

Poverty treads close upon the heels of great and unexpected wealth.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Obtuseness is sometimes a virtue."

Obtuseness is sometimes a virtue.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "There are men who gain from their wealth only the fear of losing it."

There are men who gain from their wealth only the fear of losing it.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Indolence and stupidity are first cousins."

Indolence and stupidity are first cousins.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing, but one should not abuse it."

It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing, but one should not abuse it.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "In general, indulgence for those we know is rarer than pity for those we know not."

In general, indulgence for those we know is rarer than pity for those we know not.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Extremes produce reaction. Beware that our boasted civilization does not lapse into barbarism."

Extremes produce reaction. Beware that our boasted civilization does not lapse into barbarism.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "There is even the dignity of vice."

There is even the dignity of vice.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors."

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.



Antoine Rivarol Quotes: "The woman who too easily and ardently yielded her devotion will find that its vitality, like a bright fire, soon consumes itself."

The woman who too easily and ardently yielded her devotion will find that its vitality, like a bright fire, soon consumes itself.