Nicolas Chamfort Quotes (152 quotes)
“A man well-known to be a liar had just told a most improbable story. Sir, while I believe you, someone said, you must admit that it's very wrong of truth not to condescend to be more plausible.”
“High society is a poor play, a bad, boring opera, made slightly better by its staging, costumes and scenery.”
“The only thing that stops God sending a second Flood is that the first one was useless.”
Characters and Anecdotes book, 1771
“Most anthologists of poetry or quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters, first picking the best and ending by eating everything.”
Maximes et anecdotes (1795)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsNicolas Chamfort
Born: April 6, 1741
Died: April 13, 1794 (aged 53)
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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