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.
She suggested to the husband to kill himself.
Men are but children of a larger growth, our appetites as apt to change as theirs, and full as craving too, and full as vain.
(August 19, 1631 - May 01, 1700)
There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.