Nicolas Chamfort

Nicolas Chamfort

Quotes and Inspiration

“Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.”
“Conscience is a dog that does not stop us from passing but that we cannot prevent from barking.”
“Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.”
“He who leaves the game wins it.”
“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth. ”
“It is passion that makes man live; wisdom makes one only last.”
“Intelligent people make many mistakes because they cannot believe the world is really as foolish as it is.”
“Where violence reigns, reason is weak.”
“The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.”
“There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love. ”
“Public opinion is the worst of all opinions.”
“It is children only who enjoy the present; their elders either live on the memory of the past or the hope of the future.”

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