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Nicolas Chamfort

Quote of Nicolas Chamfort - One cannot imagine how much wit...


Biography - Nicolas Chamfort:

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

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



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
On n'imagine pas combien il faut d'esprit pour n'être pas ridicule.

German
Man glaubt nicht, wie geistreich man sein muß, um niemals lächerlich zu werden.




See also 

See also...



How wise must one be to be always kind.




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Quotes

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The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.





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





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





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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