It often happens that things come into the mind in a much more finished form than could have been achieved after much study.

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #101 (1665-1678) [tr. L. Tancock (1959)]
Added on 26-May-09 | Last updated 29-Apr-13
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