Nicolas Chamfort — French Writer born on April 06, 1741, died on April 13, 1794

Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, also known as Chamfort, was a French writer, best known for his witty epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary to Louis XVI's sister, and of the Jacobin club... (wikipedia)

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.

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