Chamfort Quotes

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"Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality." Chamfort Chamfort
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Pleasure   

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

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"Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live." Chamfort de Chamfort
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"Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]" Chamfort Chamfort
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Cities And City Life    Life   

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"Success makes success, like money makes money." Nicolas Chamfort
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Success   

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"The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity." Chamfort Chamfort
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"Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth." Nicolas Chamfort
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Happiness    Illusion   

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"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." Chamfort Chamfort
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Writers And Writing   

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"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." Chamfort de Chamfort
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"People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess." Chamfort Chamfort
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Chess    French Writer   

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"A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure." Chamfort Chamfort
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"Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves." Nicolas Chamfort
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Secrets   

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"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." Nicolas Chamfort
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Compatibility   

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"The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society." Nicolas Chamfort
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"The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live." Chamfort de Chamfort
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"The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless." Chamfort de Chamfort
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"I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me." Chamfort de Chamfort
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"There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men." Chamfort de Chamfort
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"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." Chamfort de Chamfort
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"Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones." Chamfort de Chamfort
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French Writer    Money   

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"Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem." Chamfort Chamfort
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