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A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
Intelligence and Intellectuals
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
Passion
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.
Fame
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
Fashion
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
Mind
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
Respectability
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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How many fools does it take to make up a public?
Fools and Foolishness
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.
Nations
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
Experience
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
Books - Reading
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it.
Decency
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
Reason
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
Illusion
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
Pleasure
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
Money
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
Deeds and Good Deeds
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves.
Secrets
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.
Society
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
Law and Lawyers
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Success makes success, like money makes money.
Success
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.
Tact and Tactfulness
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
Laughter
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
Public Opinion
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are will-dressed fools.
Ideas
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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