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Cardinal de Retz Quotes





A man who does not trust himself will never really trust anybody.
 

It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.
 

Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand.
[Ignorance]
 

Of all the passions, fear weakens judgment most.
[Fear]
 

The man who can own up to his error is greater than he who merely knows how to avoid making it.
[Success]
 

What is necessary is never a risk.
[Risks]