La Rochefoucauld Maxims

La Rochefoucauld Maxims

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After abandoning politics when he was about forty, Franȯis, 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Dover Publications : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9780486137445
0486137449
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Heard, John 1889-
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Alternative Title: Maxims of La Rochefoucauld
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