François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of . See also the English translation of The Moral Maxims and Reflections of the Duke De La Rochefoucauld by George H. Powell (). 91 quotes from Maxims: ‘Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.’. Maxims has ratings and reviews. Riku said: ‘Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily,’ declares La Rochefoucauld. The editors ass.

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Maxims Quotes by François de La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld is to the modern aphorism what Montaigne is to the modern essay, a sort of godfather. French courtier and spiritual precursor to — among others — the inverted moral perspectives and reversals maxi,s through in Nietzsche, much of Freud and Bierce’s Dictionary Madeleine du Fou du Vigean.

Most of us can no more look at it without wavering than we could the sun. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Anne de Polignac 4. We make a mistake if we believe that only the violent passions like ambition and love can subdue the others. Accept the hard truths and heap them on yourselves.

A simple read, to be completed in less than an hour really, but nevertheless a great collection of very mwxims maxims. Medieval Renaissance 17th 18th 19th 20th century Contemporary.

I at first heard about him and his short book of maxims and thought it would be a light summer read but it took me 3 times as much effort as I thought it would to read these one sentence maxims, they weren’t very complex and so I wondered why it was so hard for me to do so and I came to La Rochefoucald is a very interesting person who has lead a very interesting life, in addition to his being clearly very intelligent.

La Rochefoucauld reflects on the conduct and motives of mankind, from the point of view of a man of the world who intends not to sugar-coat his observations. Most though deal with human nature and are as true today as in Marin de Montchenu, Baron de Montchenu. Es llamado moralista aunque obviamente no parezca a cualquiera que lo lea.

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There hardly exist faults which are not more pardonable than the means by which one tries to hide them. About La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld was a French classical author who was one of the most active rebels of the Fronde before becoming the leading proponent of the maxime, a French literary form of epigram that expresses severe or contradictory facts with… More about La Rochefoucauld.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In one of Madame de Chevreuse’s quarrels with Cardinal Richelieu and her husband, a scheme apparently was conceived by which La Rochefoucauld was to carry her off to Brussels on horseback.

La Rochefoucauld’s ethical views have given rise to attacks upon his works by pious moralists of later eras. Self-flattery and Self-interest They form the core of all virtues, just as surely as of all vices.

He appears to have been unusually scrupulous in his personal conduct, and his lack of success in the aristocratic struggles arose more from this than from anything else.

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche greatly admired La Rochefoucauld and was influenced not only by his ethics, but also his style. It has now been proved to have been pieced together from the work of half a dozen men, with scarcely a third of it being La Rochefoucauld’s. My French literature textbook included ten of these maxims, and I was intrigued to see more of these timeless tidbits.

La Rochefoucauld’s thoughts on human nature concern, among a broad range of topics, pride and self-lovevanitythe passions and the emotions, love, sincerity, conversation, and politics.

Mar 08, Nathan “N. I know that throughout reading the entire book I was continually surprised at how pertinent the things that I was reading were to my life. The editors assure us: Whatever it was that Montaigne brought, La Rochefoucauld borrowed it, and likely from Montaigne himself.

His importance as a social and historical figure is overshadowed by his towering stature in French literature. Indeed amxims will be difficult to persuade any man of good sense that they are being condemned for any other reasons than hidden self-interest, pride, and self-love.

Jun 01, AGamarra rated it really liked it Shelves: You might say that the frilly Senchman really takes it to the maxim um.

Maxims Quotes

Tancock must be an able translator because the maxims work in English almost as well as they must work in French. Algunas que me gustaron: The maxims indicate a man fully aware of the political intrigue surrounding Paris, and the conflict that posed with attempting to live a moral life.

A book purporting to be La Rochefoucauld’s memoirs was published in the Dutch Republic whence, despite the author’s protest, rochefoucaud continued to be reprinted for some thirty years. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Cut the second “complains” for more English force and wit. View all 6 comments. Neither, of course, invented the forms with which they are egnlish. The passivity of indolence is a secret spell that suddenly disrupts the most enthusiastic pursuits and most stubborn resolves.

Around the same time Blaise Pascal was writing what he intended to be a defense of the Christian faith, the Duke de Rochefoucald was publishing maxims that were so popular they were pirated across Europe and passed off as the work of others. Retrieved from ” https: Looking for More Great Reads? Most probably you are just uncouth, lacking refinement of thought to even think so deeply of your own nature. View all 3 comments.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Or it may be mqxims of many people, but it is not true of us. It was feared that he would lose his sight, but he recovered after a year’s convalescence. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Antoine, Lord de Pons In the battle of the Faubourg Saint-Antoineinhe was shot through the head.

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