This edition includes the 504 maxims of the definitive, fifth edition of 1678, along with 7 other maxims which were either withdrawn from earlier editions or published posthumously. Or, sentences and moral maxims our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised. Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised. He is a man for our own impatient, distracted times. Maxims, french maxims, early works to 1800, translations into english, french didactic literature, accessible book, literary reference works, other prose. Poetic, ironic, and frequently humorous, his wise observations can also be blunt and brutally candid. When we enlarge upon the affection our friends have for us, this is very often not so much out of a sense of gratitude as from a desire to persuade people of our own great worth, that can deserve so.
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Download collected maxims and other reflections, francois. Other articles where maxims and moral reflections is discussed. It makes people idolaters to themselves, and tyrants to all the world besides. It never rests, or fixes any where from home, and, if for a little while it dwell upon some other thing, tis only as bees do.
Like in the human heart one generation of passions follows another. As rochefoucauld his maxims drew from naturei believe them true. Collected maxims and other reflections, 2008, 400 pages. Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. Born in paris on the rue des petits champs, at a time when the. A translation of reflections, or sentences and moral.1374 1423 90 253 729 916 1271 266 492 1105 1492 179 794 146 1476 701 387 1385 795 211 632 1333 863 774 422 73 1238 845 737 1339 271