34 Total Quotes

Nicolas Chamfort Quotes

Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves.
Nicolas Chamfort
#Secrets

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer #Conscience

Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer #Celebrity

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer #Drugs

There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer #Opinions

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
Nicolas Chamfort
#Happiness #Illusion

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.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

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

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
#Compatibility

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

How many fools does it take to make up a public?
Nicolas Chamfort
#Fools And Foolishness

Men of reason have endured;men of passion have lived.
Nicolas Chamfort
#Passion

The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm.
Nicolas Chamfort
#Justice

There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are will-dressed fools.
Nicolas Chamfort
#Fools And Foolishness

Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

Society is composed of two great classes, those that have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
Nicolas Chamfort
#Appetite

There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer

Success produces success, just as money produces money.
Nicolas Chamfort
#Money

Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
Nicolas Chamfort
#French Writer