Quotes by Charles Maurice De Talleyrand

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

Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters.
Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.
The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts.
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.

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