"Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Nicolas Chamfort on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Nicolas Chamfort on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Nicolas Chamfort on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Nicolas Chamfort on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Nicolas Chamfort on Helen Keller
"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."