Nicolas Chamfort Quote
“Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.”
Variant translation: "The contemplative life is often wretched. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself living." - Chamfort maxims: anecdotes, personalities, letters, historical writings, etc (1973 edition), p. 57
Born: April 6, 1741
Died: April 13, 1794 (aged 53)
Occupation: Writer, playwright
Bio: Sébastien-Roch Nicolas also known as Chamfort was a French writer, best known for his witty epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary of Louis XVI's sister, and of the Jacobin club.