Quotes by Nicolas Chamfort

Nicolas Chamfort

Nicolas Chamfort

French writer, journalist and playwright

Alive from: 1741-1794

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
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    Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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    No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it.
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    Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]
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    People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
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    Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
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    Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
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    Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
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    Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
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    Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
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    Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.
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    Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves.
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    Society is composed of two great classes, those that have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
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    Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.
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    Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
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