Quotation by Horace Walpole

If Paris lived now, and preferred beauty to power and riches, it would not be called his Judgment, but his Want of Judgment.
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 60, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).

Originally written in 1787; in Greek mythology, the Judgment of Paris is the story of Paris's awarding the prize of beauty to the Goddess Aphrodite (over the Goddesses Hera and Pallas Athena) in return for the bribe of the fairest woman in the world, Helen.
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