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Quotation by Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 1, no. 116 (1796, trans. 1926).
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