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Nicolas Chamfort

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A day without laughter is a day wasted.

— Nicolas Chamfort


The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed.

— Nicolas Chamfort


All that I've learned, I've forgotten. The little that I still know, I've guessed.

— Nicolas Chamfort

#humor #education

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

— Nicolas Chamfort


Every day I add to the list of things I refuse to discuss. The wiser the man, the longer the list.

— Nicolas Chamfort

#philosophy-of-life #reflections #life

One can be certain that every generally held idea, every received notion, will be an idiocy, because it has been able to appeal to a majority.

— Nicolas Chamfort

#status-anxiety #life

Ce que j'ai appris, je l'ai oublié ; ce que je sais, je l'ai inventé.

— Nicolas Chamfort


The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.

— Nicolas Chamfort

#contemplative #less #life #live #miserable

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

— Nicolas Chamfort

#great ones #money #natures #ones #only

I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.

— Nicolas Chamfort

#detest #friends #i #kinds #love

About Nicolas Chamfort

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Did you know about Nicolas Chamfort?

van Eyck invited Chamfort to accompany him to Germany in 1761.  
Sébastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort (1812). Suicide

Unable to tolerate the prospect of being imprisoned once more in September 1793 he locked himself into his office and shot himself in the face.

He was secretary to Louis XVI's sister and of the Jacobin club.

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