Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

1754 - 1838

A Quote by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on army

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I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (1754 - 1838)

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A Quote by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on men, military, seriousness, and war

War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (1754 - 1838)

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A Quote by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on failure, gifts, opposites, people, and understanding

There are many people who have the gift, or failing, of never understanding themselves. I have been unlucky enough, or perhaps fortunate enough to have received the opposite gift.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (1754 - 1838)

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A Quote by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on day and pleasure

Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (1754 - 1838)

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A Quote by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on understanding

If we go on explaining we shall cease to understand one another.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (1754 - 1838)

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