Sébastien-Roch Nicolas also known as Chamfort (6 April 1741 – 13 April 1794) 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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Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Quotes

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maximes et Pensées, vol. 2, no. 414 (1796).
The best philosophical attitude to adopt towards the world is a union of the sarcasm of gaiety with the indulgence of contempt.
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maximes et Pensées, vol. 1, no. 31 (1796, trans. 1902).
Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted.
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 1, no. 80 (1796), trans. by E. Powys Mathers (1926).

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