„Few people are prepared to use their reason without fear or favor, or bold enough to apply it relentlessly to every moral, political and social issue: to kings and ministers, to men in high places … And if we don't, we're doomed to remain mediocre.“

—  Nicolas Chamfort, Il y a peu d'hommes qui se permettent un usage vigoureux et intrépide de leur raison, et osent l'appliquer à tous les objets dans toute sa force. Le tems est venu où il faut l'appliquer ainsi à tous les objets de la Morale, de la Politique et de la Société, aux rois, aux ministres, aux grands, aux philosophes, aux principes des Sciences, des Beaux-arts, etc., sans quoi, on restera dans la médiocrité. Reflections
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Il y a peu d’hommes qui se permettent un usage rigoureux et intrépide de leur raison, et osent l’appliquer à tous les objets dans toute sa force. Le temps est venu où il faut l’appliquer ainsi à tous les objets de la morale, de la politique et de la société, aux rois, aux ministres, aux grands, aux philosophes, aux principes des sciences, des beaux-arts, etc. : sans quoi, on restera dans la médiocrité.

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