Monday, December 16, 2019


Note to Self Re Holiday Social Gatherings

Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696), Characters XII.149 (tr. Henri van Laun):
We seldom repent talking too little, but very often talking too much; this is a common and well-known maxim, which everybody knows and nobody practises.

L'on se repent rarement de parler peu; très souvent de trop parler: maxime usée et triviale, que tout le monde sait, et que tout le monde ne pratique pas.

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