Giacomo Casanova Quotes

If you wish your audience to cry, you must shed tears yourself, but if you wish to make them laugh you must contrive to look as serious as a judge.

Giacomo Casanova

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

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.

Giacomo Casanova

When you fool a fool, you strike a blow for intelligence.

Giacomo Casanova

If you want to make people laugh, your face must remain serious.

Giacomo Casanova

The spirit of rebellion is present in every great city, and the great task of wise government is to keep it dormant, for if it wakes it is a torrent which no dam can hold back.

Giacomo Casanova

Happy or unhappy, life is the only treasure which man possesses.

Giacomo Casanova

Whether happy or unhappy, life is the only treasure man possesses.

Giacomo Casanova

Marriage is the tomb of love.

Giacomo Casanova

Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it.

Giacomo Casanova

Man is a free agent; but he is not free if he does not believe it.

Giacomo Casanova

Man is free; but not unless he believes he is.

Giacomo Casanova

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

Giacomo Casanova

One of the advantages of a great sorrow is that nothing else seems painful.

Giacomo Casanova

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

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

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