[Epub] ↠ Maxims Author François de La Rochefoucauld – Thegreatwallonline.us

Maxims The Philosophy Of La Rochefoucauld, Which Influenced French Intellectuals As Diverse As Voltaire And The Jansenists, Is Captured Here Inthan 600 Penetrating And Pithy Aphorisms.

[Epub] ↠ Maxims  Author François de La Rochefoucauld – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 126 pages
  • Maxims
  • François de La Rochefoucauld
  • English
  • 04 October 2018
  • 014044095X

10 thoughts on “Maxims


  1. says:

    Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily,declares La Rochefoucauld The editors assure us the same may be said of his Maxims Few books as widely read have provoked as much resistance Most of us can nolook at it without wavering than we could the sun We cannot bear the thought that it might be true the consequences would be too painful So, to shut our eyes to it, to avoid facing it, we rely on every psychological defence we can muster The book is a work of cynicism, pesNeither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily,declares La Rochefoucauld The editors assure us the same may be said of his Maxims Few books as widely read have provoked as much resistance Most of us can nolook at it without wavering than we could the sun We cannot bear the thought that it might be tru...


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    L amour propre est le plus grand de tous les flatteurs.Even with my own pitiful French, I can still discern a certain force and clarity in these maxims these little sentences or digressions are polished to a high sheen.Though Rochefoucauld s Maxims are utterly cynical, dismissive of the philosophers and classical virtue, they are not always depressing If anything else, there are a chance to laugh at your own follies and mistakes Such abiding pessimism is the mark of a fine b...


  3. says:

    Depressing, bitter, single sentence maxims that opened my naive eyes and made me want to choose to be a better person than most La Rouchefoucauld published these first in 1665 France , but at least 80 percent are still applicable today Fascinating observations.


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    The full title of the text is Reflections or Aphorisms and Moral Maxims and in centered text below the title are the words Our virtues are usually only vices in disguise The subtitle says as much as the title These aphorisms are bitter as they are pithy Perhaps not bitter say, rather, that La Rochefoucauld was not optimistic about human nature Very few of these aphorisms speak of love, friendship, virtue, or humility with anything but skepticism.Given how nearly sublimely pessimistic L The full title of the text is Reflections or Aphorisms and Moral Maxims and in centered text bel...


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    Wow This is seeing the glass all the way empty maybe smashed.Lilian Tomlin said something like, no matter how cynical you get, it s never enough to keep up If this jives with your view of humanity, read Rochefoucauld.The maxims are short and pithy and misanthropic Self love is subtler than the subtlest man of the world.The moderation of happy people comes from the tranquility that good fortune gives to their disposition.What is called generosity is most often just the vanity of giving, Wow This is seeing the glass all the way empty maybe smashed.Lilian Tomlin said something like, no matter how cynical you get, it s never enough to keep up If this jives with your view of humanity, r...


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    Some of the maxims that caught my eye Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it Maxim 22 We havestrength than will and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible Maxim 30 Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things Maxim 41 We have not enough strength to follow all our reason Maxim 42 Happiness is in the taste, and not in the things themselves we are happy fro Some of the maxims that caught my eye Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it Maxim 22 We havestr...


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    My French literature textbook included ten of these maxims, and I was intrigued to seeof these timeless tidbits Most people in my class thought Rochefoucauld displayed a very pessimistic viewpoint on life here, but I thought it was fair and neutral Maybe I...


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    MAXIMAS Escritas por La Rochefoucauld Qu es la virtud Hoy en d a seguro muchos no sabr an bien qu responder, es un tema tan dif cil de responder as como lo fue en el siglo XVII y ahora creo banalizado pues poca gente se interesa en su significado y m s en siquiera conocer qu es.El duque de La Rochefoucauld fue un arist crata franc s que vivi en la poca de Luis XIII y XIV, como noble particip en la vida militar y en la corte real, as como en la famosa Revoluci n de la Fronda en la que t MAXIMAS Escritas por La Rochefoucauld Qu es la virtud Hoy en d a seguro muchos no sabr an bien qu responder, es un tema tan dif cil de responder as como lo fue en el siglo XVII y ahora...

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