Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort



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What I learned I no longer know; the little I still know, I guessed. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

The person of intellect is lost unless they unite with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenese we must also have his staff. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

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 infinitely more successful. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

An author is often obscure to the reader because they proceed from the thought to expression than like the reader from the expression to the thought. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. About Paris Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

How many fools does it take to make up a public? Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are will-dressed fools. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort


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