Nicolas Chamfort Quotes (152 quotes)
“Society comprises two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food.”
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
As quoted in: P. R. Anguis, Oeuvres Complètes de Chamfort Notice sur la Vie de Chamfort (1824)
His interpretation of the revolutionary motto 'Fraternité ou la moart' [Fraternity or death]. As quoted in: Oeuvres Complètes de Chamfort (1824), Vol. 1, P. R. Anguis
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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.