Sébastien-Roch Nicolas


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  • ''Paris: a city of pleasures and amusements where four-fifths of the people die of grief.''
    Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 496 (1796, trans. 1926).
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  • ''Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.''
    Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 1, no. 113 (1796), trans. by E. Powys Mathers (1926).
  • ''Conviction is the conscience of intellect.''
    Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 1, no. 151 (1796, trans. 1926).
  • ''Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.''
    Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 1, no. 164 (1796, trans. 1926).
  • ''I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.''
    Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. quoted in G.C. Lichtenberg, Aphorisms, "Notebook K," aph. 53 (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).

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