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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

Give and take pleasure, without harming yourself or anyone else — that, I think, sums up morality.



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French
Jouis et fais jouir, sans faire de mal ni à toi, ni à personne, voilà je crois, toute la morale.

German
Genießen und genießen lassen, ohne sich oder noch sonst jemandem zu schaden – das ist, denke ich, die ganze Moral.




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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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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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