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Nicolas Chamfort

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Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

Esteem is worth more than celebrity, respect is worth more than renown, and honor is worth more than fame.



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'estime vaut mieux que la célébrité, la considération vaut mieux que la renommée, et l'honneur vaut mieux que la gloire.

German
Achtung ist mehr als Beachtung, Ansehen mehr als Ruf. Ehre mehr als Ruhm.




See also 

See also...



There is more to life than increasing its speed.

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.




Quotes for: value


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Quotes for: value


Intelligence has value only in the service of love.





One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.





The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.





The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.





One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.





There is no sense in life a priori. Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choose.











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.





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





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












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