Nicolas Chamfort Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Nicolas Chamfort quotes, Nicolas Chamfort sayings, and Nicolas Chamfort proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Love, a pleasant folly; ambition, a serious stupidity. Nicolas Chamfort
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. Nicolas Chamfort
The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live. Nicolas Chamfort
Anticipation leads the way to victory, and is the spur to conquest. Nicolas Chamfort
There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love. Nicolas Chamfort
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness. Nicolas Chamfort
Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. Nicolas Chamfort
The sunset glow of self-possession. Nicolas Chamfort
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality. Nicolas Chamfort
Whoever is not a misanthrope at forty can never have loved mankind. Nicolas Chamfort
Conviction is the conscience of the mind. Nicolas Chamfort
Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves. Nicolas Chamfort
We take our colors, chameleon-like, from each other. Nicolas Chamfort
False modesty is the most decent of all deceptions. Nicolas Chamfort
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed. Nicolas Chamfort
There some trifles well habited, as there are some fools well clothed. Nicolas Chamfort
Anyone whose needs are small seems threatening to the rich, because he's always ready to escape their control. Nicolas Chamfort
Obscurity and Innocence, twin sisters, escape temptations which would pierce their gossamer armor, in contact with the world. Nicolas Chamfort
Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite and those who have more appetite than dinners. Nicolas Chamfort
In the fine arts, as in many other things, we know well only what we have not learned. Nicolas Chamfort
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate. Nicolas Chamfort
It is among uneducated women that we may look for the most confirmed gossips. Goethe tells us there is nothing more frightful than bustling ignorance. Nicolas Chamfort
If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor. Nicolas Chamfort