Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis Quotes

Who is Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis?

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis was a French politician, aphorist and député to the National Constituent Assembly.

Born March 07, 1764
Died February 15, 1830

Best 36 Quotes by Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis | Page 1 of 2

“Attention is the chisel of memory.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“Criticism is a tax that envy perceives on merit.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“Everything is relative, except the infinite.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“Fear and hope share life; pleasure and pain occupy only moments.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“Giving is a pleasure; to pay is a duty.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“He who is never happy will never be happy.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“How many could be made happy with the happiness lost in this world.”

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“How many desires are decorated with the name of wills.”

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“Idleness is the rust of the soul.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“In confessing one’s mistakes, one puts reason in the present and wrong in the past.”

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“Ingratitude does not discourage beneficence; but it serves as a pretext for selfishness.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“It is easy enough to find a mistress, and easy to keep a friend; what is difficult is to find a friend and keep a mistress.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“It is easy to find a lover and to retain a friend: what is difficult is to find the friend and to retain the lover.”

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“Moderation teaches how to manage present pleasures for the benefit of the future.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“Money is like time: do not waste it, you'll always have enough.”

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“Most of the trouble happens so quickly because we’re halfway there.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

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“Noblesse oblige.”

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“Of all the feelings, the most difficult to pretend is pride.”

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“One can love more than once, but not the same person.”

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“One should not look too much through the good deeds.”

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“Rank has its obligations.”

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“Reflection increases the vigor of the mind, as exercise does the strength of the body.”

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“Repress, you will have less to punish.”

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“Sensitive people wish to be loved; vain people wish only to be preferred.”

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“Since Cupid is represented with a torch in his hand, why did they place virtue on a barrel of gunpowder?”

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“The only guarantee of a long peace between two states is mutual impotence to harm one another.”

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“The past is settled, the present eludes you, think of the future.”

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“Things are so well arranged that the pleasure of success is almost always proportionate to the pains it took to succeed.”

Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis

“To govern is to make choices.”

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“To judge of the real importance of an individual, one should think of the effect his death would produce.”

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