"One must not hope to be more than one can be."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Nicolas Chamfort on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Nicolas Chamfort on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Nicolas Chamfort on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Nicolas Chamfort on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."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."
"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."