Sunday, March 1, 2020

Talleyrand quotes

Some quotes from Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838).

“Politics is the systematic cultivation of hatred.”

"God gave humans language so they could conceal their thoughts from one another.”

"Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.”

"Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.”

“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice Doggie!’ till you can find a bigger stick.”

"The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence." -
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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