17 Total Quotes

Charles Talleyrand Quotes

The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.
Charles Talleyrand
#French Diplomat #Art

Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.
Charles Talleyrand
#French Diplomat

I find that nonsense, at times, is singularly refreshing
Charles Talleyrand
#Nonsense

Black as the devil, Hot as hell, Pure as an angel, Sweet as love
Charles Talleyrand
#Angels

Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.
Charles Talleyrand
#Glory #Contempt

(America) A country with thirty religions and only one sauce
Charles Talleyrand
#America

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
Charles Talleyrand
#French Diplomat

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.
Charles Talleyrand
#French Diplomat

It is the beginning of the end
Charles Talleyrand
#Beginning

There is one body that knows more than anybody, and that is everybody
Charles Talleyrand
#Body

A married man with a family will do anything for money
Charles Talleyrand
#Family

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.
Charles Talleyrand
#Reason

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
Charles Talleyrand
#French Diplomat

A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars.
Charles Talleyrand
#French Diplomat

A diplomat who says yes means maybe", a diplomat who says maybe" means no, and a diplomat who says no is no diplomat.
Charles Talleyrand
#Diplomacy