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Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand
(1754-1838) born on
Feb 13
French statesman. He was minister of Foreign Affairs, 1797-99; opposed Lousiana Purchase, 1803.
         
   
F
What I have been taught, I have forgotten; what I know, I have guessed.

R
Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
A
The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.
N
Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters.
K
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Attributed.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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