Collected Maxims and Other Reflections

Collected Maxims and Other Reflections

by Fran^cois La Rochefoucauld, Blackmore Translators, Giguè Translators, Francine re
     
 

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Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.Deceptively brief and insidiously easy to read, La Rochefoucaulds shrewd, unflattering analyses of human behaviour have influenced writers, thinkers, and public figures as various as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Nietzsche, and Conan Doyle. The author gave himself the following advice: The readers best policy

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Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.Deceptively brief and insidiously easy to read, La Rochefoucaulds shrewd, unflattering analyses of human behaviour have influenced writers, thinkers, and public figures as various as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Nietzsche, and Conan Doyle. The author gave himself the following advice: The readers best policy is to assume that none of these maxims is directed at him, and that he is the sole exception...After that, I guarantee that he will be the first to subscribe to them.This is the fullest collection of La Rochefoucaulds writings ever published in English, and includes the first complete translation of the Réflexions diverses (Miscellaneous Reflections). A table of alternative maxim numbers and an index of topics help the reader to locate any maxim quickly and to appreciate the full range of La Rochefoucaulds thought on any of his favourite themes, such as self-love, vice and virtue, love and jealousy, friendship and self-interest,passion and pride. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford Worlds Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxfords commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN-13:
9780191623134
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
05/08/2008
Series:
Oxford Worlds Classics
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864,141
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