Talk:Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

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Too many of the quotes here come from unreliable secondary sources like "Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations" [1922]

Because he was celebrated for saying witty things, he is credited with many things which he didn't say . . . if you can't find a _primary_ source for the comment, you shouldn't add it.

I think the "it's the beggining of the end" statement was made in response to Napoleon's retreat from Russia. This would also make more sense than the 100 days. DancesWithGrues (talk) 20:53, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

We are triumphing![edit]

'While the 1830 revolutions going on and the tricolor raised over Notre Dame, he said "We are triumphing!" He was asked, "Who are we?" "Quiet! Not a word. I will tell you tomorrow" was the reply.'

Any source for this? Cagliost (talk) 11:09, 18 May 2019 (UTC)