"Nature never said to me: Do not be poor still less did she say: Be rich her cry to me was always: Be independent."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Nicolas Chamfort on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Nicolas Chamfort on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Nicolas Chamfort on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Nicolas Chamfort on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Nicolas Chamfort on Abraham Lincoln
"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."