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Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il y a des sottises bien habillées, comme il y a des sots très bien vêtus.

German
Es gibt gut eingekleidete Dummheiten, wie es sehr gut angezogene Dummköpfe gibt.




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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.




Quotes

Quotes for: Stupidity


What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.





Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.





If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.





When people begin to philosophize they seem to think it necessary to make themselves artificially stupid.





The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.











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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