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Nicolas Chamfort

Quote of Nicolas Chamfort - In great affairs men show themselves...

Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are.





(French, German)

Dans les grandes choses, les hommes se montrent comme il leur convient de se montrer ; dans les petites, ils se montrent comme ils sont.

In großen Dingen zeigen sich die Menschen so, wie man es von ihnen erwartet, in kleinen geben sie sich so, wie sie sind.

See also 

See also...

Few men have been admired by their own households.

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

Quotes for: thing


Quotes about thing:

He is fortunate who had been able to learn the causes of things.

There are certain things that we hide in order to reveal them.

Conformity of the intellect to the things.

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.

It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.

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.


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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