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Quote of Nicolas Chamfort - Passion makes a man live; wisdom...


Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

Passion makes a man live; wisdom only makes him last!



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Les passions font vivre l’homme, la sagesse le fait seulement durer.

German
Durch die Leidenschaften lebt der Mensch, durch die Vernunft existiert er bloß.




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Action creates more fortunes than prudence.




Quotes for: to live


Quotes

Quotes for: to live


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





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





My trade and art is to live.





You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."











Quotes for: wisdom


Quotes

Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.





Wisdom leads us back to childhood.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.











Quotes for: passion


Quotes

Quotes about passion:


Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.





All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.





Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.





The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.





There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.





To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.











Quotes

Nicolas Chamfort also said...


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





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





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.





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





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












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