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|Proverb, French None are more haughty than a common place person raised to |
power. - Proverb, French In love, there is ... Proverb, French Speak little and well
if you wish to be esteemed a person of merit. - Proverb, French There are no ...
|Saadi. He that knows how to speak, knows when to speak. Archidamidas. Most |
men speak when they do not know how to be silent. St. Ambrose. Speak but little
and well, if you would be esteemed as a man of merit. R. Trench. Speak what you
|Sf. Pr. Palam mutire plebeio piaculum est — For a common man to mutter what |
he thinks is a risky venture. ... si vous voulez qu'on vous regarde comme un
homme de merite— Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a man of
|Arab 1249. If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his speech. Chinese |
1250. ... Two good talkers are not worth one good listener. Chinese 1252. ...
Speak little and well if you would be esteemed as a man of merit. French 1259.
|but what is immediately followed by a reflection of conscience, which tells you |
whether that which was so presented is graceful or unbecoming. This act of the ...
It creeps into the heart of the wise man as well as that of the coxcomb. When you
|I wish you would talk to us a little on this head ; you will oblige, Sir, " Your most |
humble Servant" The author of this letter is ... When a man has taken care to
pretend to nothing but what he may justly aim at, and can execute as well as any
other, ... I have said often, modesty must be an act of the will, and yet it always
implies self-denial ; for, if a man has an ardent ... what is laudable for him to
perform, and from an unmanly bash- fulness shrinks away, and lets his merit
languish in silence, ...
|You wish to think all the world respectable, and are hurt if I speak ill of anybody. |
... You need not. There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom
I think well. The more I see of the world, the more ... my belief of the inconsistency
of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the
appearance of merit or sense. ... to believe, for everybody's sake, that she may
feel something like regard and esteem for our "To oblige you, I would try to
|Children say what they do ; old people what they have done ; and fools what they |
wish to do. " Phocion," said Demosthenes, " the Athenians will some day kill you
in their rage." — " And you ... "By learning," returned he, "to speak well, and act
still better." You wish to ... Philanthropy is founded on nature ; esteem on power,
talents, or merit, friendship and harmony. I love man ... Let us be happy to-day, if it
will not hinder our being so to-morrow. Trieblet (de). ... Know much, Speak little.
|A. M. Juster's striking new translation relies on the tools and spirit of the English light verse tradition while taking care to render the original text as accurately as possible.|