By François de La Rochefoucauld, John Heard
Author note: John Heard (Editor & Translator)
After forsaking politics whilst he was once approximately 40, François, duc de los angeles Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) started to write down his maxims, which have been first released in booklet shape in 1665. Poetic, ironic, and often funny, his clever observations can be blunt and brutally candid:
Everyone blames his reminiscence, nobody his judgment.
Gratitude is purely the key wish of additional favors.
It is usually basically for an excuse that we are saying issues are impossible
We hardly imagine humans have sturdy experience until they trust us.
The greater than 500 short musings integrated the following make for enjoyable and thought-provoking examining. This priceless assortment also will function a sourcebook for writers, audio system, or somebody who wishes a brief quip.
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La Rochefoucauld Maxims (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) by François de La Rochefoucauld, John Heard