"Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Nicolas Chamfort on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Nicolas Chamfort on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Nicolas Chamfort on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Nicolas Chamfort on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Nicolas Chamfort on Thomas Jefferson
"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."