10 Total Quotes

Chamfort Chamfort Quotes

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

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

Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
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#Respectability

Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]
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#Life #Cities And City Life

A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
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#Intelligence And Intellectuals

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

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.
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#Writers And Writing

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.
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#French Writer