Monday, January 26, 2009

Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort Quotes

"It is said of a lonely man that he does not appreciate the life of society. This is like saying he hates hiking because he dislikes walking in thick forest on a dark night."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

"The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

"What I learned I no longer know; the little I still know, I guessed."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

"Once we have resolved only to see those who will treat us morally and virtuously, reasonably and truthfully, without treating conventions, vanities and ceremonials as anything other than props of polite society, we will have to live more or less on our own."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

"Most anthologists of quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters; first picking the best ones and winding up by eating everything."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort, Maxims, 1825

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