Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, October 26, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

To safeguard one’s health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.–La Rochefoucauld, 1678

François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac, was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. His literary work consists of three parts: his Memoirs, the Maximes and his letters.

His importance as a social and historical figure is perhaps overshadowed by his importance to literature. He is often referred to as the “master of eloquent melancholy,” because he was known for his dark views of life, and for leading what were perhaps the first salons in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

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