Nicolas Chamfort Quotations

-Nature didn’t tell me: “Don’t be poor.” Nor indeed: “Be rich.” But she does beg me: “Be independent.”

-The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.

-An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living.

-In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are.
Nicolas Chamfort