Quotes by Antoine Rivarol

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Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.
Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.
Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.
Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls.
Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.
Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity.
The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.

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