Quotes by Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

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

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
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Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

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

A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

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

All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

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

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