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Antoine Rivarol Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Antoine Rivarol.

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

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.
- Antoine Rivarol

Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.
- Antoine Rivarol

Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception,
of humanity.
- Antoine Rivarol

 

The only thing wealth does for some people is to make
them worry about losing it.
- Antoine Rivarol

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
- Antoine Rivarol

Vices are often habits rather than passions.
- Antoine Rivarol

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Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.
- Antoine Rivarol

Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay,
expands great souls.
- Antoine Rivarol

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world.
Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past,
in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
- Antoine Rivarol

It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing,
but one should not abuse it.
- Antoine Rivarol

Of every ten persons who talk about you,
nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say
something good in a bad way.
- Antoine Rivarol

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy,
or very unhappy.
Reverie is the child of extremes.
- Antoine Rivarol

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

Incite a riot of new ideas.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

College isn't the place to go for ideas.
- Helen Keller

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

Wealth flows from energy and ideas.
- William Feather

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

Be less curious about people,
and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing
and manipulating of words and pictures.
- Jeffery Veen

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas
he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need,
and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone

Just once in a while, let us exalt
the importance of ideas and information.
- Edward R. Murrow

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

All riches have their origin in mind.
Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.
To steal from many is research.
- Anonymous

You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.
- Stephane Mallarme

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
- Miriam Beard

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.
- Lewis Black

Intelligence is really a kind of taste:
taste in ideas.
- Susan Sontag

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.
If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
- Howard Aiken

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes

Yes, I backed the hula hoop.
And I had a lot of other people come to me with ideas that turned out well.
- Art Linkletter

A barrier is of ideas, not of things.
- Mark Caine

New ideas in technology are literally a dime-a-dozen,
or cheaper than that.
- Dean Kamen

There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point.
In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page,
it's not just a collection of notes.
- Harrison Birtwistle

I did have strange ideas during certain periods of time.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot,
play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.
- Rudy Rucker

One of the very basic ideas of Post-Modernism is rejection
of arbitrary power structures.
Different people are sensitive to different kinds of power structures.
- Larry Wall

I'm sure Church got some of his ideas from this trip to Europe.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language,
we have jargon: instead of principles,
slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas,
bright ideas.
- Eric Bentley

Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas,
play with language, solve problems, use my imagination,
and draw on my own childhood.
- Jack Prelutsky

Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires.
- Paul Harris

I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas
I'm singing and writing about these days.
It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes.
- Jody Watley

The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction.
Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.
- Richard Adams


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