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Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

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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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



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

German
Die Natur hat mir nicht gesagt: Sei nicht arm! Noch weniger: Sei reich! Aber sie ruft mir zu: Sei unabhängig!




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Quotes for: nature


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Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





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





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.











Quotes for: wealth


Quotes

Quotes for: wealth


I am rich in the goods that I can do without.





The wise man is rich





If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.





A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.





The greatest wealth is to live content with little.





Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.











Quotes for: poverty


Quotes

Quotes about poverty:


Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.





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.





Abundance makes me poor.





A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.





Another cause of our poverty lies in our new needs.





I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.











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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