"A candour affected is a dagger concealed."
@jambamkin I read Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, Baltasar Gracian's works, and The Oxford Book of Aphorisms
It's beautifully written, but I would be more inclined to title it 'The Art of Getting Along'. It's practical advice for the workplace and being liked (especially by superiors). "Keep imagination under control." "Know how to take a hint." "Find each man's thumbscrew."
Not really for me.
@Downes Yeah, I find it fascinating (and as you say, don't agree with everything) but for a 17th-century Jesuit priest to be so on the money for some of the things we deal with today is pretty awesome
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