Antoine de Rivarol Quotes

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Indolence and stupidity are first cousins.
Cats don't caress us—they caress themselves on us.
— Antoine de Rivarol

cats

It is not one who searches for praise that finds it.
— Antoine de Rivarol
Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.

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It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
— Antoine de Rivarol
Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.

talent ideas

There are those who gain from their wealth only the fear of losing it.
— Antoine de Rivarol
When everything is astonishing, nothing is astonishing; this is how the world is to children.
— Antoine de Rivarol

childhood

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

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