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Nicolas Chamfort (Sébastien-Roch Nicolas)


(1741 – 1794) A French writer and playwright, best known for his witty epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary to Louis XVI's sister, and of the Jacobin club.

Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
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.
Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
One must not hope to be more than one can be.
People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love.
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