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Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

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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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.

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




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