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Nicolas Chamfort

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Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

French writer.
Born: 1740 - Died: 1794
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.



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French
Le bonheur n'est pas chose aisée, il est très difficile de le trouver en nous, et impossible de le trouver ailleurs.

German
Das Glück ist keine leichte Sache: es ist sehr schwer, es in uns selbst, und unmöglich, es anderswo zu finden.




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Whoever has destroyed a prejudice, a single prejudice, is a benefactor of mankind.
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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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