Nicolas Chamfort Quotes


21 Nicolas Chamfort quotes:



"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us."
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"Conviction is the conscience of the mind."
"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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"How many fools does it take to make up a public?"
"There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are will-dressed fools."
"The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society."
"Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate."
"There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions."
"When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws."
"Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more."
"Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem."
"Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before."
"There is a melancholy that stems from greatness."
"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed."
"Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history."
"Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted."
"Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth."
"Men of reason have endured;men of passion have lived."
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"We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm."
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"Success makes success, like money makes money."
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