Sprezzatura

  • 21 January, 2015

[Wolf Hall](http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0007230206/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=0007230206&linkCode=as2&tag=chrislambcouk-21&linkId=N6V65EQ55KNQCY3E>) on Twitter et al:

He says, "Majesty, we were talking of Castiglione's book. You have found time to read it?"

"Indeed. He extrolls sprezzatura. The art of doing everything gracefully and well, without the appearance of effort. A quality princes should cultivate."

"Yes. But besides sprezzatura one must exhibit at all times a dignified public restraint..."