Friday, 27 October 2006

Chamfort

“If you want to make a good impression in society, you have to submit to being told all sorts of things you already know by people who don’t even know them themselves.”
Nicolas-Sébastien Roch de Chamfort, Reflections on Life, Love and Society, tr. & ed. by Douglas Parmée (London: Short Books, 2003), §165, p.84.

3 comments:

Muslihoon said...

To which I would I would like to ask: is it important to make a good impression on society? Why so or not?

james higham said...

Yes, this is so true - it's a pain in the proverbial butt. So i refuse to do it.

Deogolwulf said...

Muslihoon, it is a difficult question to answer. All I'll say now, however, is that it is difficult not to want to make a good impression.