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.
To go out and lay an egg like that is tough to take.
To turn $100 into $110 is work. To turn $100 million into $110 million is inevitable.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work