Astolf Custine

Astolf Custine

was a French aristocrat and writer who is best known for his travel writing
The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.More Astolf Custine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Grace is always natural, though that does not prevent its being often used to hide a lie.More Astolf Custine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Grace is always natural, though that does not prevent its being often used to hide a lie. The rude shocks and uncomfortably constraining influences of life disappear among graceful women and poetical men; they are the most deceptive beings in creation; distrust and doubt cannot stand before them; they create what they imagine; if they do not lie to others, they do to their own hearts; for illusion is their element, fiction their vocation, and pleasures in appearance their happiness. Beware of grace in woman, and poetryMore Astolf Custine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In Russian administration, minuteness does not exclude disorder. Much trouble is taken to attain unimportant ends, and those employed believe they can never do enough to show their zeal. The result is...that having passed through one formality does not secure the stranger from another.More Astolf Custine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A multitude of little superfluous precautions engender here a population of deputies and sub-officials, each of whom acquits himself with an air of importance and a rigorous precision, which seemed to say, though everything is done with much silence, Make way, I am one of the members of the grand machine of state.More Astolf Custine quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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