"Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Nicolas Chamfort on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Nicolas Chamfort on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Nicolas Chamfort on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Nicolas Chamfort on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Nicolas Chamfort on James C. Dobson
"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."