Quotation by Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 302 (1796, trans. 1926).
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