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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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.
Feb 04, Doug rated it it was amazing. I don’t think I have read something that someone has written about how they look and are that is more interesting. But the end result is gloom and depression. This and the quote from the preface are ad hoc translations by Simone Thomas. Uncouthness is sometimes enough to save you from being deceived by a clever man. maximss
François de La Rochefoucauld
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola 9. Mar 08, Nathan “N. Antoine, Lord de Pons. Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise. It was feared that he would lose his sight, but he recovered after a year’s convalescence.
Around the same time Blaise Pascal was writing what he intended to be a defense of the Christian faith, t Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise. Jan 28, Pages Buy. Though this compact book is primarily comprised of aphorisms amenable to the Twitter format, my favorite entry is a bit lengthier: Whenever I think that I have overlooked something, especially something important, I feel compelled to look back and see what it is I overlooked.
Or it is true only of La Rochefoucauld himself how corrupt he must be, to be capable of thinking us corrupt! The truest mark of having been born with great qualities is to have been born without englihs.
One can stare maixms at the sun for a week, but there will be consequences. Though Rochefoucauld’s Maxims are utterly cynical, dismissive of ‘the philosophers’ and classical virtue, they are not always depressing. Lists with This Book.
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I want to say to begin with that reading “Portrait de M. In addition, here are a few more representative maxims: Are you then quite wise? Es llamado moralista aunque obviamente no parezca a cualquiera que masims lea.
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.
Most people in my class thought Rochefoucauld displayed a very pessimistic viewpoint on life here, but I thought it was fair and neutral. We make a mistake if we believe that only the violent passions like ambition and love can subdue the others.
Rochefoucaulx it was that Montaigne brought, La Rochefoucauld borrowed it, and likely from Montaigne himself. It is said that his world-view was clear-eyed and urbane, and that he neither condemned human conduct nor sentimentally celebrated it.
Jun wnglish, AGamarra rated it really liked it Shelves: La Rochefoucauld’s Rochefoucwuld make splendid reading and a splendid philosophical reference.
Many of the aphorism deal with flirtation and coquetry, and they are dated.
The philosophy of La Rochefoucauld, which influenced French intellectuals as diverse as Voltaire rochefoucauuld the Jansenists, is captured here in more than penetrating and pithy aphorisms. Dec 30, Bogdan Liviu rated it it was amazing. The philosophy of La Rochefoucauld, which influenced French intellectuals as diverse as Voltaire and the Jansenists, is captured here in more than penetrating and pithy aphorisms.
Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nothing is so contagious as example, and our every really good or bad action inspires a similar one. Francois, Duke de Le Rouchefoucauld, was considered everything the learned French nobleman of the 17th Century should be. Refresh and try again. But while Pascals writings, which later became the masterpiece Pensees, have earned lasting fame, Rochefoucald has largely been forgotten.
La Rochefoucauld is to the modern aphorism what Montaigne is to the modern essay, a sort of godfather. Y luego de leerlas aunque muchos conceptos son ya conocidos, algunos falsos y otros machistas, por decir lo menos, creo que eso no quita reconocer la mirada aguda del autor y su conocimiento tan evidente al leerlas.
He used the occasion of his father’s funeral in to urge the attending provincial nobility to help him attack the royalist garrison of Saumur. We are more able than willing; often we imagine that things are impossible because we want to excuse ourselves in our own eyes.
If anything else, there are a chance to laugh at your rochegoucauld follies and mistakes. Still, Rochefoucalds writings are a poignant reflection of the French society in which he lived.