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Nicolas Chamfort

Quote of Nicolas Chamfort - A man of wit is lost...

Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

A man of wit is lost, if to his wit he does not join energy of character. If you have the lantern of Diogenes, you must also have his cudgel.



(French, German)

Un homme d'esprit est perdu s'il ne joint pas à l'esprit l'énergie de caractère. Quand on a la lanterne de Diogène, il faut avoir son bâton.

Ein geistreicher Mann ist verloren, wenn er nicht auch ein Mann von energischem Charakter ist. Hat man die Laterne des Diogenes, so muss man auch des Diogenes Stock haben.

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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.

Character is the virtue of hard times.

Action is character.


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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