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

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No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it. Nicolas Chamfort

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

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The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed. Nicolas Chamfort

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Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent. Nicolas Chamfort

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A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure. Nicolas Chamfort

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

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Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate. Nicolas Chamfort

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

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

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

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

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How many fools does it take to make up a public? Nicolas Chamfort

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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

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

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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. Nicolas Chamfort

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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. Nicolas Chamfort

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

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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life. Nicolas Chamfort

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Conviction is the conscience of the mind. Nicolas 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. Nicolas Chamfort

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Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich. Nicolas 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. Nicolas Chamfort

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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

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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. Nicolas Chamfort

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People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess. Nicolas Chamfort

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Success makes success, like money makes money. Nicolas Chamfort

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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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Contemplation often makes life miserable.  We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. Nicolas Chamfort

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All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate. Nicolas Chamfort

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If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France. Nicolas Chamfort

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Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones. Nicolas Chamfort

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The person of intellect is lost unless they unite with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenese we must also have his staff. Nicolas Chamfort

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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. Nicolas Chamfort

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Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. -- About Paris Nicolas Chamfort

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

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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. Nicolas Chamfort

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Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves. Nicolas Chamfort

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Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem. Nicolas Chamfort

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

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

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