Reviews from 11/2017

The Maxims

reviewed by Rob Mason on 13 November 2017

"The cure for jealousy is to know for certain what one has hitherto feared; it is a cruel remedy, yet it is kinder than doubt and suspicion."

" We are all strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others."

"Familiarity is a relaxation of almost all the rules which govern civilised life; it has been introduced into society by the libertines with the intention of making us feel what they call more "comfortable."  It is a product of that self-love which would adjust all to our own weaknesses by making us no longer subject to…Read