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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François de La Rochefoucauld

Maxims English and French Edition. Read reviews that mention human nature men and women rochefoucauld maxims philosophy art maxim merely rouchefoucauld truth french important insights paris particularly society today aphorisms called death passions.

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Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. About the Author 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 maximea French literary form of epigram that expresses severe or contradictory facts with brevity. Paris and the Spirit of The maxims are designed to be pondered. A rochefoucaule purporting to be La Rochefoucauld’s memoirs was published in the Dutch Republic whence, rochefoucaulv the author’s protest, it continued to be reprinted for some thirty years.

Louis de Madaillan d’Estissac. Rather, the Maxims is just what its name implies, full of mostly single sentence maxims, about of which were published during his lifetime and another only appearing posthumously. Pure chance or luck was often the explanation he used to explain most characteristics. We like better to see those on whom we confer benefits, than those from whom we receive them.


What marks La Rochefoucauld out is his capacity for introspection and keen observation which penetrated the surface appearances as a type of x-ray into the heart of the human person. Antoine, Lord de Pons. Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Bad events seem to strike at the most inopportune times, right when our path should have turned for the better. Under the patronage of Madame de Chevreusewhom he met at this time, the first of the three celebrated women who influenced his life, he joined the service of Queen Anne of Austria.

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The Memoirs are of high interest and literary merit. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. While alive, he was at times celebrated, others destitute, some famous, yet even more circumstances left him brokenhearted. Men are not only subject to losing all recollection of kindnesses and injuries done them, they even hate those to whom they are obliged and cease to hate those who have harmed them.

In rochefoucaupd of Madame de Chevreuse’s quarrels with Rochfeoucauld Richelieu and her husband, a scheme apparently was conceived by which La Rochefoucauld was to carry her off to Brussels on horseback.

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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. Passion often renders the most clever man a fool, and sometimes renders the most foolish man clever. Duc de La Rochefoucauld — Untilhe bore the title of Prince de Marcillac. These memoirs were not a faithful copy of what he had written, and while he hastened to deny their authenticity, this was not generally believed.


It has now been proved to have been pieced together from the work of half a dozen men, with scarcely a third of it being La Rochefoucauld’s. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. His importance as a social and historical figure rofhefoucauld overshadowed by his towering stature in French literature.

Folly pursues us throughout our lives, and the man whom we call wise is he whose follies are proportionate to his age and to his fortune. Marin de Montchenu, Baron de Montchenu Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Only in did anything like a genuine, if still imperfect, edition appear. Nearly all the great Rochfoucauld critics of the 19th century wrote to some extent about La Rochefoucauld.

Views Read Edit View history. If we had no faults ourselves, we should not take such pleasure in observing those of others.

Selected Letters Penguin Classics. Madeleine du Fou du Vigean 1. Don’t have a Kindle? Bertrand de Madaillan d’Estissac. The Maxims of La Rochefoucauld. 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.

Write a customer review. Retrieved 11 May — via Internet Archive. 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.

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