Friday, August 23, 2013

Money Wisdom #160

"...riches were for her [Proust's Francoise], so to speak, a necessary condition of virtue, failing which virtue itself would lack both merit and charm. She distinguished so little between them that she had come in time to invest each with the other's attributes, to expect some material comfort from virtue, to discover something edifying in riches."

trans. CK Moncrieff  Le Cote de Guermantes I (1967) p.19
quoted in James Buchan Frozen Desire (1997) p.57

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