For François Guizot, the vice of France was the contempt of work

“If I had to investigate what was the deepest evil, the most disastrous vice of this ancient society which dominated France until the sixteenth century, I would say without hesitation that it is the contempt for work. The contempt of work, the pride of idleness are sure signs, either that the society is under the empire of brute force, or that it is marching towards decadence.”

François GUIZOT – On democracy in France (1849)

François Guizot

François Guizot was born in 1787 in Nîmes and died in 1874 in Saint-Ouen-le-Pin

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