Chamfort (April 06, 1741 - May 13, 1794)
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Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
Passions make men live, knowledge merely makes them last
There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men.
All that I've learned, I've forgotten. The little I still know, I've guessed.
The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
You always want to win the race. But we knew we had to finish ahead of a few teams to ensure a victory for the team overall.
I can't give you one term to describe us today. There is such a mix of visitors.
Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
Vincent van Gogh