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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
Source: Maximes et pensées

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One cannot imagine how much wit is necessary in order never to seem ridiculous.
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
On n'imagine pas combien il faut d'esprit pour n'être pas ridicule.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées

German
Man glaubt nicht, wie geistreich man sein muß, um niemals lächerlich zu werden.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées




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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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Esteem is worth more than celebrity, respect is worth more than renown, and honor is worth more than fame.”
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There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.”
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