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Nicolas Chamfort
In French: "En fait de beaux-arts, et même en beaucoup d'autres choses, on ne sait bien que ce que l'on n'a point appris." / Variant translation: "In the fine arts and indeed in many other matters, it is only the things you've never learned which you know really well" - Maximes, pensées, caractères et anecdotes (1796 edition), p. 118

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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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