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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

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




Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
La nature ne m'a point dit : Ne sois point pauvre ; encore moins : sois riche ; mais elle me crie : sois indépendant.”
Nicolas Chamfort




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Quotes for: wealth:


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I am rich in the goods that I can do without.”
Louis Vigée
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The wise man is rich”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
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If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”
Plato
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In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.”
Aristotle
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Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.”
Plato - Apology of Socrates
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Quotes about poverty:


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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.”
Nelson Mandela
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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.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Abundance makes me poor.”
Publius Ovidius Naso - Metamorphoses
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You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.”
George Bernard Shaw
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What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.”
Abbé Pierre
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Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées
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Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.”
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The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.”
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.”
Nicolas Chamfort
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Esteem is worth more than celebrity, respect is worth more than renown, and honor is worth more than fame.”
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One cannot imagine how much wit is necessary in order never to seem ridiculous.”
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