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SEBASTIEN-ROCH-NICOLAS DE CHAMFORT
French journalist, playwright, litterateur and aphorist
(1741 - 1794)
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The world either breaks or hardens the heart.
      - [Society]

There is as much expression in the feet as in the hands.
      - [Feet]

There is no history worthy of attention but that of a free people; the history of a people subjected to despotism is only a collection of anecdotes.
      - [History]

There some trifles well habited, as there are some fools well clothed.
      - [Trifles]

Though we best know and cannot deny our imperfections, it is not for us to lose our self-reliance and true manhood.
      - [Self-reliance]

To possess a good cognomen is a long way on the road of success in life.
      - [Names]

Too elevated qualities often unfit a man for society. We do not go to market with ingots, but with silver and small change.
      - [Society]

Tragedy has the great moral defect of giving too much importance to life and death.
      - [Tragedy]

We gild our medicines with sweets; why not clothe truth and morals in peasant garments as well?
      - [Novels]

We justly consider women to be weaker than ourselves, and yet we are governed by them.
      - [Weakness]

We take our colors, chameleon-like, from each other.
      - [Society]

Where violence reigns, reason is weak.
      - [Controversy]

Woman's weakness, not man's merit, oftenest gains the suitor's victory.
      - [Weakness]

Women bestow on friendship only what they borrow from love.
      - [Friendship]

Women of the world crave excitement.
      - [Excitement]

Women see faults much more readily in each other than they can discover perfections.
      - [Rivalry]

Women, like men, may be persuaded to confess their faults; but their follies, never.-Alfred de Musset. There are well-dressed follies, as there are well-clothed fools.
      - [Folly]

Wrinkles and ill-nature together made a woman hideous.
      - [Ugliness]


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