Happy Birthday, Nicolas Chamfort
"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed."
- Nicolas Chamfort
The famous French author and conversationalist Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort, regarded for his clever and astute observations, was born on April 6, 1741, making this his 276th birthday. Chamfort tragically committed suicide during the French Revolution after he was threatened with imprisonment for the second time, but his stinging commentary and oft-quoted epigrams still resonate with readers today.