"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."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Nicolas Chamfort on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Nicolas Chamfort on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Nicolas Chamfort on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Nicolas Chamfort on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Nicolas Chamfort on Dalai Lama
"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."
"Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich."
"Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death."