Giacomo Casanova — Italian Celebrity born on April 02, 1725, died on June 04, 1798

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century... (wikipedia)

You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools.
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.
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.
Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion.
It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.

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