1753-1801, French Journalist, Epigrammatist
Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.
Antoine Rivarol – [Familiarity]

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

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

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
Antoine Rivarol – [Mystery]

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol – [Life and Living]

Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.
Antoine Rivarol – [Memory]

Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity.
Antoine Rivarol – [Fame]

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.
Antoine Rivarol – [Reason]

Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.
Antoine Rivarol – [Speech]

The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.
Antoine Rivarol – [Wealth]

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