Antoine de Rivarol, also known as Comte de Rivarol

Antoine de
Rivarol, also known as Comte de Rivarol
1753
1801

French Journalist of Italian parentage

Author Quotes

Tenderness is the infancy of love.

The despotism of will in ideas is styled plan, project, character, obstinacy; its despotism in desires is called passion.

The modest man has everything to gain, and the arrogant man has everything to lose; for modesty has always to deal with generosity, and arrogance with envy.

The world is governed by love, self-love.

To lose one’s self in revery, one must be either very happy or very unhappy. Revery is the child of extreme.

Vices are often habits rather than passions.

A panic is the stampede of our self-possession.

Extremes produce reaction. Beware that our boasted civilization does not lapse into barbarism.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky are best relieved by the letting of water.

Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.

It has been very truly said that the mob has many heads, but no brains.

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, complaining of the present, and trembling for the future.

The methods that help a man acquire a fortune are the very ones that keep him from enjoying it.

There are men who gain from their wealth only the fear of losing it.

Author Picture
First Name
Antoine de
Last Name
Rivarol, also known as Comte de Rivarol
Birth Date
1753
Death Date
1801
Bio

French Journalist of Italian parentage