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The only thing that stops God from sending another
by Nicolas de Chamfort

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

I have three kinds of friends:
those who love me,
those who pay no attention to me,
and those who detest me.
- Nicolas De Chamfort

Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures,
but only a small test of great ones.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

 

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs,
few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Contemplation often makes life miserable.
We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

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Man may aspire to virtue, but he cannot reasonably aspire to truth.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Most books today seemed to have been written overnight
from books read the day before.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

The contemplative life is often miserable.
One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry
of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours.
It's a palliative.
The remedy is death.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only
because they do exaggerate.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

There are two things that one must get used to or one
will find life unendurable:
the damages of time and injustices of men.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Whatever evil a man may think of women,
there is no woman but thinks more.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

One must not hope to be more than one can be.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

There are more people who wish to be loved than there
are who are willing to love.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Do you think that revolutions are made with rose water?
- Nicolas de Chamfort

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is
a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune;
but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know,
and who don't know us.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter
nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Nature never said to me: Do not be poor;
still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always:
Be independent.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

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.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

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.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must
make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it;
otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson


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