"Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Nicolas Chamfort on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Nicolas Chamfort on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Nicolas Chamfort on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Nicolas Chamfort on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."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."
"Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death."