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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

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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.
Nicolas Chamfort




Translation  

Translation

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French
La société est composée de deux grandes classes : ceux qui ont plus de diners que d'appétit, et ceux qui ont plus d'appétit que de diners.”
Nicolas Chamfort

German
Die Gesellschaft besteht aus zwei großen Klassen; die einen haben mehr Mahlzeiten als Appetit, die anderen mehr Appetit als Mahlzeiten.”
Nicolas Chamfort




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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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One cannot imagine how much wit is necessary in order never to seem ridiculous.”
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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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