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Nicolas Chamfort

is the greatest concern for small characters, but isbut the smallest for.
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La Soci
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Publicreigns in society becausereigns amongst the stupid.
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Il y a peu d'hommes qui se permettent un usage vigoureux et intr
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Ne tenir dans la main de personne,
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L'ambition prend aux petites
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L'esprit n'est souvent au c
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Ce que les po
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Celui-l
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Il y a une sorte de plaisir attach
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Men whose only concern is other people's opinion of them are like actors who put on a poor performance to win the applause of people of poor taste; some of them would be capable of good acting in front of a good audience. A decent man plays his part to the best of his ability, regardless of the taste of the gallery.
Nicolas Chamfort art
Stubbornness equals character roughly as lust equals love.
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Il y a plus de fous que de sages, et dans le sage m
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Quand on soutient que les gens les moins sensibles sont,
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Amour, folie aimable; ambition, sottise s
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Celui qui veut trop faire d
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M... me disait que j'avais un grand malheur: c'
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Les gens du monde et de la Cour donnent aux hommes et aux choses une valeur conventionnelle dont ils s'
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Il y a des moments o
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L’art de la parenth
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C'est la plaisanterie qui doit faire justice de tous les travers des hommes et de la Soci
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Peu de personnes peuvent aimer un philosophe. C'est presque un ennemi public qu'un homme qui dans les diff
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Un homme d'esprit pr
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La Nature ne m'a point dit: ne sois point pauvre; encore moins: sois riche; mais elle me crie: sois ind
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[Prudence] replaces [strength] by saving the man who has the misfortune of not possessing it from most occasions when it's needed.
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Les nouveaux amis que nous faisons apr
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Dans les na
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Il y a peu de bienfaiteurs qui ne disent comme Satan: Si cadens adoraveris me.
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La Fortune, pour arriver
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En renon
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Ma vie enti
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Les femmes d'un
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Si l'on veut se faire une id
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Il me semble, disait M. de…,
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Une femme d'esprit m'a dit un jour un mot qui pourrait bien
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Sentir fait penser. On en convient assez ais
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On dit commun
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Le bon go
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The perfect man … is in a well-lit area watching the foolish antics of people stumbling around in the dark. He can demolish with a laugh the false standards and judgments which others apply to people and things.
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A good number of works owe their success to the mediocrity of their authors' ideas, which match the mediocrity of those of the general public.
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Il en est un peu des r
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On n'est point un homme d'esprit pour avoir beaucoup d'id
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On se f
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Ce que j'admire dans les anciens philosophes, c'est le d
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Ce qu'on sait le mieux, c'est: 1. ce qu'on a devin
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The things you know best are: first, those you know intuitively; second, those you've learned from experience; third, those you've learned not from but through books and the ideas they've inspired in you; and finally, those you've learned in books and from your teachers.
Nicolas Chamfort books
Les Economistes sont des chirurgiens qui … op
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Les ministres ne sont que des gens d'affaires, et ils ne sont si importants que parce que la terre du gentilhomme, leur ma
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Le public est gouvern
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Il est malheureux pour les hommes, heureux peut-
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La plupart des institutions sociales paraissent avoir pour objet de maintenir l'homme dans une m
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Il avait, par grandeur d'
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M..., vieux c
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Il y a une modestie d'un mauvais genre, fond
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Les sots, les ignorans, les gens malhonn
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Les vieillards, dans les capitales, sont plus corrompus que les jeunes gens.
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“I once read that there's nothing worse for everyone concerned than a reign that's lasted too long. I've also heard that God is eternal.”
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Running a house should be left to innkeepers.
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“Every day I add to the list of things I refuse to discuss. The wiser the man, the longer the list”
Nicolas Chamfort man
Someone was talking about the respect we owe the public. “Yes,” said M…., “It's a question of prudence. Nobody has a high opinion of fishwives but who would dare offend them while walking through the fish market.”
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A devout and na
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I asked M.—why he'd turned down the offer of a particular post. “I didn't want a post where the office is more important than the holder of it,” he replied.
Nicolas Chamfort art
A man begins every stage of his life as a novice.
Nicolas Chamfort life
A man well-known to be a liar had just told a most improbable story. “Sir, while I believe you,” someone said, “you must admit that it's very wrong of truth not to condescend to be more plausible.”
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High society is a poor play, a bad, boring opera, made slightly better by its staging, costumes and scenery.
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L'amour, tel qu'il existe dans la soci
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La plus perdue de toutes les journ
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I admire the man who exclaimed, “I have lost a day!” because he had neglected to do any good in the course of it; but another has observed that “the most lost of all days, is that in which we have not laughed;” and, I must confess, that I feel myself greatly of his opinion.
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Quiconque n'a pas de caract
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Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
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The only thing that stops God sending a second Flood is that the first one was useless.
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We must start human society from scratch; assaid, we must recreate human understanding.
Nicolas Chamfort art
Most anthologists of poetry or quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters, first picking the best and ending by eating everything.
Nicolas Chamfort poetry
And so I leave this world, where the heart must either break or turn to lead.
Nicolas Chamfort art
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
Nicolas Chamfort ideas
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
Nicolas Chamfort death
I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
Nicolas Chamfort love
Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.
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Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
Nicolas Chamfort science
The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.
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Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
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There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love.
Nicolas Chamfort love
Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
Nicolas Chamfort life
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
Nicolas Chamfort day
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.
Nicolas Chamfort love
There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men.
Nicolas Chamfort life
Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
Nicolas Chamfort life
The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
Nicolas Chamfort life
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
Nicolas Chamfort greatness
Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.
Nicolas Chamfort people
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
Nicolas Chamfort marriage
Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
Nicolas Chamfort time
Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
Nicolas Chamfort women
Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.
Nicolas Chamfort men

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