Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

Sometimes apparent resemblance of character will bring two men together and for a certain time unite them. But their mistake gradually becomes evident, and they are astonished to find themselves not only far apart, but even repelled, in some sort, at all their points of contact.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How many fools does it take to make up a public?More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are will-dressed fools.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Conviction is the conscience of the mind.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Success makes success, like money makes money.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.More Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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