Find the best quotes by Nicolas Chamfort.
The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study…
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…
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is…
One must not hope to be more than one can be.
Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
Do you think that revolutions are made with rose water?
Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
Man may aspire to virtue, but he cannot reasonably aspire to truth.
Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.
Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don’t know, and who don’t know us.
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
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