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Complete Maxims and Thoughts (The Works of Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort)

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"Chamfort", wrote Balzac in a letter, "put whole volumes in a single biting phrase, while nowadays it's a marvel to find a biting phrase in a volume."

"Chamfort," said John Stuart Mill, "is the nobler La Rochefoucauld of the 18th century."

"Never a day passes," confessed Mirabeau, the legendary statesman, "in which I do not find myself saying - 'Chamfort would scorn this, I
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Published October 14th 2012
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Interesting words from Chamfort whom I'd never heard of before. Some of the most interesting to me are
"The day that we have most lost is the one on which we have not laughed"

"A man without principles is usually also without character, because if he were born with character, he would have felt the need to create principles"
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Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, also known as Chamfort was a French writer, best known for his witty epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary to Louis XVI's sister, and of the Jacobin club.
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