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Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.




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(French)



French
On croit communément que l'art de plaire est un grand moyen de faire fortune : savoir s'ennuyer est un art qui réussit bien davantage.




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