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The Duties Of A Guest: Chamfort

To be an agreeable guest, one need only enjoy oneself Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) The illustration is ‘Dinner Party at a Mandarin’s House’ by Thomas Allom (1804-1872) via Wikimedia Advertisements

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Metaphysics

I would say of metaphysicians what Scaliger said of the Basques: they are said to understand each other, but I do not believe it. Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort, Maximes et Pensées When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and … Continue reading

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The View By Candlelight

What is true in the lamplight is not always true in the sunlight Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) The illustration is ‘Off to bed’ by Léon Comerre(1850-1916) via Wikimedia

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Illusion and Reality: Nicolas Chamfort

Pleasure may come of illusion, but happiness can come only of reality Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) The illustration is by LiliGraphie via Shutterstock

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