Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.

La maladie est le plus ecoute des medicins: a la bonte, au savoir on ne fait que promettre; on obeit a la souffrance.

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Original Citation

Proust, Marcel. Sodom and Gomorrah. Paris: Grasset/Gallimard, 1921-1922.

Current Citation

Proust, Marcel. Sodom and Gomorrah, translated by John Sturrock. Penguin Classics, 2005.