Giacomo Casanova Quotes

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Born: April 2, 1725, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Birth Country: Italy
Died: Dux, Bohemia, Austria [now Duchcov, Czech Republic], June 4, 1798
Occupation: Author

1.
As to the deceit perpetrated upon women, let it pass, for, when love is in the way, men and women as a general rule dupe each other.
- Giacomo Casanova

2.
By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

3.
For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.
- Giacomo Casanova

4.
Heart and head are the constituent parts of character temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved.
- Giacomo Casanova

5.
I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent.
- Giacomo Casanova

6.
I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
- Giacomo Casanova

7.
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
- Giacomo Casanova

8.
I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
- Giacomo Casanova

9.
I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.
- Giacomo Casanova

10.
I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

11.
I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.
- Giacomo Casanova

12.
In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury.
- Giacomo Casanova

13.
It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.
- Giacomo Casanova

14.
Marriage is the tomb of love.
- Giacomo Casanova

15.
My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.
- Giacomo Casanova

16.
Should I perchance still feel after my death, I would no longer have any doubt, but I would most certainly give the lie to anyone asserting before me that I was dead.
- Giacomo Casanova

17.
The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.
- Giacomo Casanova

18.
The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
- Giacomo Casanova

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