Flaubert to Maupassant on Mental & Moral Hygene

“Too many whores! Too much boating! Too much exercise! Yes, that’s right: a civilized man does not require as much locomotion as doctors would have us believe.”

1878, translator and source unknown. Found in the essay “Cruising with Genius” by Graham Robb, NYRB Volume LVI, Number 3 (February 26, 2009).

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