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Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

French writer.
Born: 1740 - Died: 1794
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.


Note 

Note



Other version: "Man arrives a novice at every age of life."


Source: Maximes et pensées

Wikisource - Chamfort - Caractères et Anecdotes (fr) 



Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'homme arrive novice à chaque âge de la vie.

German
Es tritt der Mensch in jedes Alter als Novize ein.




See also 

See also...



Life must be a constant education one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

A thousand things advance, nine hundred and ninety-eight fall back, this is progress.

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

It takes the whole of life to learn how to live.

Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is a new people.




Quotes for: life


Quotes

Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





There is more to life than increasing its speed.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.





All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


Man is the future of man.





No man is weak by choice.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





Any man can make mistakes.











Quotes

Quotes for: Age


Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search thereof when he is grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.





Youth has no age.





I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grow older.





Reason, not age, finds wisdom.





Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present thought that one is growing older.








Quotes

Nicolas Chamfort also said...


Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.





Whoever has destroyed a prejudice, a single prejudice, is a benefactor of mankind.





The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.





Give and take pleasure, without harming yourself or anyone else — that, I think, sums up morality.





Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.





Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.












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