25 Aphorisms from Chamfort
To Soothe Your Cynical Soul
Another day. Another disappointment. Hmm. Is this what being an adult is all about?
Fortunately, I happened to stumble upon my collection of Chamfort quotes and . . . well, it is usually enough to read just a few to already feel better about myself.
I have already written an article about Chamfort before, which, to be sure, very few read—but that’s what you get for writing about an obscure 18th century French writer who had almost nothing good to say about humanity. So I doubt anyone will read this one either; they’d rather read inane and vapid shit with titles such as “Ten Tips for Staying Positive”.
Anyway, without further ado, here are in my opinion some of the best aphorisms from Chamfort, whom Nietzsche called the “wittiest of all moralists”.