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Nicolas Chamfort

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Biography : French writer.
Born: 1740 - Died: 1794
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.
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Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.
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The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
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Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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A man of wit is lost, if to his wit he does not join energy of character. If you have the lantern of Diogenes, you must also have his cudgel.
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Esteem is worth more than celebrity, respect is worth more than renown, and honor is worth more than fame.
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Passion makes a man live; wisdom only makes him last!
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One cannot imagine how much wit is necessary in order never to seem ridiculous.
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There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
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The mind is often at the heart that what the library of a castle is to the master's person.
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In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are.
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