The Art of Tetman Callis

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Ground down and cast away

May 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Piety, a sign of strength in some characters, is in others a sign of weakness.  It is never without significance: for if on the one hand it is attractive in those who are virtuous, it completes the degradation of those who are not.” – Montesquieu, “Appendix 10,” Persian Letters (trans. Betts)

Tags: Lit & Crit · Montesquieu

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  • 1 Averil Dean // May 20, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Have you been talking to my ex-husband?

  • 2 Tetman Callis // May 20, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Not to my knowledge.

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