Nicolas Chamfort Quotes

Public opinion reigns in society because stupidity reigns amongst the stupid.

Nicolas Chamfort

Society is not, as is commonly supposed, the development of nature, but rather her dismantling and entire recasting. It is a second building made from the ruins of the first.

Nicolas Chamfort

The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public.

Nicolas Chamfort

Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.

Nicolas Chamfort

Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves, and impossible to find it elsewhere.

Nicolas Chamfort

And so I leave this world, where the heart must either break or turn to lead.

Nicolas Chamfort

Anyone who has no character is not a man, but a thing.

Nicolas Chamfort

A man begins every stage of his life as a novice.

Nicolas Chamfort

Feeling creates thought, men willingly agree; but they will not so willingly agree that thought creates feeling, though this is scarcely less true.

Nicolas Chamfort

Anyone whose needs are small seems threatening to the rich, because he's always ready to escape their control.

Nicolas Chamfort

The art of the parenthesis is one of the great secrets of eloquence in Society.

Nicolas Chamfort

Love, a pleasant folly; ambition, a serious stupidity.

Nicolas Chamfort

There are more fools than wise men, and even in a wise man there is more folly than wisdom.

Nicolas Chamfort

Despising money is like toppling a king off his throne.

Nicolas Chamfort

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures

Nicolas Chamfort
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