"Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Nicolas Chamfort on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Nicolas Chamfort on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Nicolas Chamfort on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Nicolas Chamfort on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Nicolas Chamfort on Mahatma Gandhi
"Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life."
"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."
"The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society."
"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."
"Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich."
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