Nicolas Chamfort Quote


Nicolas Chamfort
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In French: "La société est composée de deux grandes classes: ceux qui ont plus de dîners que d'appétit, et ceux qui ont plus d'appétit que de dîners." - Pensées, maximes, anecdotes, dialogues (1860 edition), p. 24
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Society comprises two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food.  - Nicolas Chamfort
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Nicolas Chamfort
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In French: "J'ai trois sortes d'amis; les amis qui m'aiment, les amis à qui je suis indifférent, et les amis qui me détestent" From: "Oeuvres choisies de Chamfort" (Bureau de Courval, 1826), p. 9

Nicolas Chamfort
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Born: April 6, 1741

Died: April 13, 1794 (aged 53)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Writer, playwright

Bio: Sébastien-Roch Nicolas also known as Chamfort was a French writer, best known for his witty epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary of Louis XVI's sister, and of the Jacobin club.

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