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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Drawing profit from circumstances

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Indifferent and passionate, he gave himself rein and drew back constantly, impelled by conflicting instincts, yielding to all, and then obeying, in the end, his own shrewd man-about-town judgment, whose weather-vane logic consisted in following the wind and drawing profit from circumstances without taking the trouble to originate them.

Guy de Maupassant - Yvette (1884)

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2 comments:

Nick Drew said...

what, Boris?

surely not!

A K Haart said...

Nick - or as Groucho Marx said "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."