Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Quote
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCharles Maurice de Talleyrand
Born: February 2, 1754
Died: May 17, 1838 (aged 84)
Bio: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, 1st Prince de Bénévent was a French diplomat. He worked successfully from the regime of Louis XVI, through the French Revolution and then under Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis-Philippe. Known since the turn of the 19th century simply by the name Talleyrand, he remains a figure that polarizes opinion.
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“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”