By François de La Rochefoucauld
Translated through E. H. Blackmore, A. M. Blackmore, and Francine Giguère.
Deceptively short and insidiously effortless to learn, los angeles Rochefoucauld's smart, unflattering analyses of human habit have encouraged writers, thinkers, and public figures as numerous as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Nietzsche, and Conan Doyle.
This is the fullest number of los angeles Rochefoucauld's writings ever released in English, and comprises the 1st whole translation of the Réflexions diverses (Miscellaneous Reflections). This version comprises a good creation that surveys l. a. Rochefoucauld's lifestyles, the genesis of his paintings, its shape and content material, and its impression, in addition to entire explanatory notes. A desk of other maxim numbers and an in depth and necessary index of subject matters aid the reader to find any maxim quick and to understand the total diversity of l. a. Rochefoucauld's inspiration on any of his favourite issues, akin to self-love, vice and advantage, love and jealousy, friendship and self-interest, ardour and delight.
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June: birth of his first child, François (VII). Temporarily banished from Paris for uncertain political reasons. November: imprisoned for a week in the Bastille and then banished to Verneuil for two years, as a result of his participation in a conspiracy led by the Duchesse de Chevreuse. December: death of Richelieu; Mazarin replaces him as chief minister. May: death of Louis XIII; the boy Louis XIV becomes king. – Liaison with the Duchesse de Longueville, sister of the Great Condé.
If we had no pride, we would not complain of it in other people. [–] : All men are equal in pride; the only difference is in the ways and means by which it is brought to light. [–] : It seems that nature, which has so wisely arranged the organs of our body for our happiness, has also given us pride to spare us the pain of knowing our deficiencies. [–] : There is more pride than kindness* in our reprimands to people who are at fault; and we reprove them not so much to correct them as to convince them that we ourselves are free from such wrongdoing.
Ceux qui croient avoir du mérite, se font un honneur d’être malheureux, pour persuader aux autres et à eux-mêmes qu’ils sont dignes d’être en butte à la fortune. : Rien ne doit tant diminuer la satisfaction que nous avons de nousmêmes, que de voir que nous désapprouvons dans un temps ce que nous approuvions dans un autre. : Quelque différence qui paraisse entre les fortunes, il y a néanmoins une certaine compensation de biens et de maux qui les rend égales. : Quelques grands avantages que la nature donne, ce n’est pas elle seule, mais la fortune avec elle qui fait les Héros.