French Journalist of Italian parentage
"Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, complaining of the present, and trembling for the future."
"Extremes produce reaction. Beware that our boasted civilization does not lapse into barbarism."
"The methods that help a man acquire a fortune are the very ones that keep him from enjoying it."
"To lose one’s self in revery, one must be either very happy or very unhappy. Revery is the child of extreme."
"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."