Nicolas Chamfort Quotes

Nicolas Chamfort Quotes: Nature in causing reason and the passions to be born at one and the same time apparently wished by the latter gift to distract man from the evil she had done him by the former, and by only permitting him to live for a few years after the loss of his passions seems to show her pity by early deliverance from a life that reduces him to reason as his sole resource.
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Nicolas Chamfort Quote: Anyone whose needs are small seems threatening to the rich, because he's always ready to escape their control.
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Quotes about Nicolas Chamfort: The new friends whom we make after attaining a certain age and by whom we would fain replace those whom we have lost, are to our old friends what glass eyes, false teeth and wooden legs are to real eyes, natrual teeth and legs of flesh and bone.
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Quote about Nicolas Chamfort: Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
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Nicolas Chamfort Sayings: Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
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Nicolas Chamfort Saying: To enjoy and give enjoyment, without injury to yourself or others; this is true morality.
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Sayings about Nicolas Chamfort: We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm.
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Saying about Nicolas Chamfort: Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.
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Nicolas Chamfort Quotes: Thought consoles us for all, and heals all. If at times it does you ill, ask it for the remedy for that ill and it will give it to you.
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Nicolas Chamfort Quote: In love, everything is true, everything is false; it is the one subject on which one cannot express an absurdity.
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Quotes about Nicolas Chamfort: Sometimes apparent resemblance of character will bring two men together and for a certain time unite them. But their mistake gradually becomes evident, and they are astonished to find themselves not only far apart, but even repelled, in some sort, at all their points of contact.
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Quote about Nicolas Chamfort: It is children only who enjoy the present; their elders either live on the memory of the past or the hope of the future.
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Nicolas Chamfort Sayings: Vain is equivalent to empty; thus vanity is so miserable a thing, that one cannot give it a worse name than its own. It proclaims itself for what it is.
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Nicolas Chamfort Saying: Society ... is nothing more than the war of a thousand petty opposed interests, an eternal strife of all the vanities, which, turn in turn wounded and humiliated one by the other, intercross, come into collision, and on the morrow expiate the triumph of the eve in the bitterness of defeat. To live alone, to remain unjostled in this miserable struggle, where for a moment one draws the eyes of the spectators, to be crushed a moment later -- this is what is called being a nonentity, having no existence. Poor humanity!
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Sayings about Nicolas Chamfort: 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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Saying about Nicolas Chamfort: People are governed by the head; a kind heart is of little value in chess.
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Nicolas Chamfort Quotes: The majority of the books of our time give one the impression of having been manufactured in a day out of books read the day before.
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