„Criticism is easy, and art is difficult.“

La critique est aisée, et l'art est difficile.
Glorieux, II, 5, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 150.


La critique est aisée, et l'art est difficile.

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