Behind the Façades in France: What expats and the mainstream media (French and American alike) fail to notice (or fail to tell you) about French attitudes, principles, values, and official positions…
Saturday, August 28, 2004
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."
If they are to reflect on anything, French intellectuals and leaders might want to ponder the thoughts of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German poet, dramatist, novelist, and scientist (1749-1832) who said
Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to.