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Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

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The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.

by Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
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Success makes success, like money makes money.

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Once we have resolved only to see those who will treat us morally and virtuously, reasonably and truthfully, without treating conventions, vanities and ceremonials as anything other than props of polite society, we will have to live more or less on our own.

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Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.

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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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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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Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.

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People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.

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Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.

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Most anthologists of quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters; first picking the best ones and winding up by eating everything.

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Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.

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Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.

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All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.

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There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.

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If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.

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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 of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.

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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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Conviction is the conscience of the mind.

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Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.

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No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it.

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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.

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It is said of a lonely man that he does not appreciate the life of society. This is like saying he hates hiking because he dislikes walking in thick forest on a dark night.

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Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.

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Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.

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