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The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass. ---->>>

However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him. ---->>>

No one who cannot limit himself has ever been able to write. ---->>>

The dreadful burden of having nothing to do. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: November 1, 1636
Die: March 13, 1711
Occupation: Poet

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (French: [nikɔla bwalo depʁeo]; 1 November 1636 – 13 March 1711), often known simply as Boileau, was a French poet and critic. He did much to reform the prevailing form of French poetry, in the same way that Blaise Pascal did to reform the prose. He was greatly influenced by Horace (wikipedia)