François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis

François-Joachim de Pierre de
Bernis
1715
1794

French Cardinal and Statesman

Author Quotes

To-day we only smile, we laugh no more, and e'en our very pleasures seem to bore.

Unhappy he who fears the deep recesses of his soul to scan! The heart that from itself would hide fears an unfriendly critic's ban.

What gloomy student of old Greece, as on her charms his gaze reposes, would choose the lilies of Lucrece, or virtue's garland colourless, in place of passion's roses?

By dint of art, the art itself is banned.

Naturalness is the seal of genius.

The hallowed love of country.

God speaks to our hearts through the voice of remorse.

Author Picture
First Name
François-Joachim de Pierre de
Last Name
Bernis
Birth Date
1715
Death Date
1794
Bio

French Cardinal and Statesman