He Said That? 2/28/18

From Alfred de Vigny (1797–1863), French poet and early leader of French Romanticism who also produced novels, plays, and translations of Shakespeare, Stello (1832):

We have also set up for them an edifying project for a continuous mitigation of their own tyranny, ascribing to them an unshakeable faith in the triumph of virtue, as well as in the moral justification of their crimes. These are the theories of well-meaning children who see everything in black or white, dream of nothing but angels or demons, and have no idea of the incredible number of hypocritical masks of every color and shape and size which men use to conceal their features when they have passed the age of devotion to ideals and have abandoned themselves unrestrainedly to their egotistic desires

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3 responses to “He Said That? 2/28/18

  1. Wow! Just wow! He could be posting this in the here and now. Beautifully stated.

    Liked by 1 person

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