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.
They're afraid of us. I'm not sure why.
It's a great, great, great feeling.
It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you're lucky you're not.