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La Rochefoucauld Maxims

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Publisher Comments:

After abandoning politics when he was about forty, Franand#231;ois, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) began to write down his maxims, which were first published in book form in 1665. Poetic, ironic, and frequently humorous, his wise observations can also be blunt and brutally candid:

Everyone blames his memory, no one his judgment.

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are

impossible

We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us.

The more than 500 brief musings included here make for entertaining and thought-provoking reading. This invaluable collection will also serve as a sourcebook for writers, speakers, or anyone who needs a quick quip.

Synopsis:

Often poetic, occasionally ironic, and frequently humorous, this collection of more than 500 thought-provoking revelations will also serve as a sourcebook for anyone who needs a quick quip.

Synopsis:

Often poetic, occasionally ironic, and frequently humorous, Maxims — first published in 1665 — can also be blunt and brutally candid: "Everyone blames his memory, no one his judgment." Bursting with philosophical musings that make for enlightened reading, this collection features more than 500 thought-provoking revelations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486451459
Author:
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Heard, John, Jr.
Translator:
Heard, John
Author:
La Rochefoucauld, Francois
Author:
Rochefoucauld, Francois Duc de La
Author:
Rochefoucauld, La
Author:
Heard, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Maxims
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.25 lb

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Product details 80 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486451459 Reviews:
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Often poetic, occasionally ironic, and frequently humorous, this collection of more than 500 thought-provoking revelations will also serve as a sourcebook for anyone who needs a quick quip.
"Synopsis" by ,
Often poetic, occasionally ironic, and frequently humorous, Maxims — first published in 1665 — can also be blunt and brutally candid: "Everyone blames his memory, no one his judgment." Bursting with philosophical musings that make for enlightened reading, this collection features more than 500 thought-provoking revelations.

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