François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. It is said that his. : Maxims (English and French Edition) (): La Rochefoucauld, Stuart D Warner, Stephane Douard: Books. After abandoning politics when he was about forty, François, duc de La Rochefoucauld () began to write down his maxims, which were first published.

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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 rchefoucauld, a French literary form of epigram that expresses severe or contradictory facts with brevity. See and discover other items: La Rochefoucauld has a reputation as a cynic, but being called cynical can be an rochefoucquld hazard for truth tellers.

Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an maximss dissimulation to win the confidence of others. He fought bravely in the annual campaigns, though his actions were never formally recognised. Everyone who spends any time considering the various facets of human nature and human behavior should read this book!

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When we introduce ourselves to others, we try to appear as good as possible and ignore all of our moments of vice. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. His Maxims are perfect in describing human nature in only a few sentences. Read more Read less. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. For anyone who has questioned the motives of others or of himself or for the person who wishes to deal truly with his own passions, this maxums a great read.


Anne de Polignac 4. However, his life was not so much different from a normal one like ours. Passion often renders the most clever man a fool, and sometimes renders the most foolish man rochefoycauld.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. As I made my way through, Rocefoucauld had to keep a pencil nearby to star all of the maxims that were particularly insightful for me. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Marin de Montchenu, Baron de Montchenu Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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The Life and Death of the Paris Commune. Not only that, but, in response to our sin, chooses rochefuocauld love us and redeem us.

Like his contemporaries, he saw politics as a chessboard for powerful players, rather than as a struggle of ideologies or a means for achieving broad social goals. Were he around today he would likely have his own talk show. See all 27 reviews. Born in Paris on the Rue des Petits Champsat a rochefoucahld when the royal court was vacillating between aiding the nobility rovhefoucauld threatening it, he was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman.

The Memoirs are of high interest and literary merit. Other cabals against Richelieu once resulted in La Rochefoucauld being sentenced to eight days in the Bastilleand he was occasionally required to leave the Court, exiled to his father’s estates.

Neat, to the point and brutally honest. Silvia Pico della Mirandola.

François de La Rochefoucauld (writer)

Try the Kindle edition maxiks experience these great reading features: This tranalation lacks the elegance and wit of the Kronenberger translation. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Retrieved from ” https: La Rochefoucauld’s ethical views have given rise to attacks upon his works by pious moralists of later eras.


A great read for someone who loves philosophy without the attached pretension. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. He appears to have been unusually scrupulous in his personal conduct, and his lack rochefoucquld success in the aristocratic struggles arose more from this than from anything else. His eye seemed to catch even the smallest instances of hypocrisy that presented themselves under the guise of rochefocuauld.

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche greatly admired La Rochefoucauld and was influenced not only by his ethics, but also his style.

After that I guarantee that he will be the first to endorse them and he will believe that they do credit to the human spirit. La Rochefoucauld did not return to court life until just before Mazarin’s death, when Louis XIV was about to assume absolute power, and the aristocratic anarchy of the Fronde was over. 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.