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The best philosophical attitude to adopt towards the world is a union of the sarcasm of gaiety with the indulgence of contempt.
Aphorism No. 6
Nicolas de
Chamfort
The Cynic’s Breviary
 
The Maxims and Anecdotes from
Nicolas de Chamfort
 
Selected and Translated by William G. Hutchison
 
A succinct sample of 163 aphorisms from the 18th-century French wit.
 
CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Preface
 
LONDON: ELKIN MATHEWS, 1902
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2011
 
The Cynic’s Breviary


 
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