Guy de Maupassant Quote

There are in France some fifty thousand young men of good birth and fairly well off who are encouraged to live a life of complete idleness. They must either cease to exist or must come to see that there can be no happiness, no health even, without regular daily labor of some sort … The need of work is in me.


As quoted in Contemporary Portraits (1920) by Frank Harris, p. 263

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There are in France some fifty thousand young men of good birth and fairly well off who are encouraged to live a life of complete idleness. They must ...

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There are in France some fifty thousand young men of good birth and fairly well off who are encouraged to live a life of complete idleness. They must ...