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REFLECTIONS; OR, SENTENCES AND MORAL MAXIMS Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised. [This epigraph which is the key to the system of La Rochefoucauld, is found in another form as No.
of the maxims of the first edition,it is omitted from the 2nd and 3rd, and reappears for the Moral maxims book time in the 4th edition, inas at present, at the head of the Reflections.—.
The full title of the text is Reflections or Aphorisms and Moral Maxims; and in centered text below the title are the words "Our virtues are usually only vices in disguise."The Moral maxims book says as much as the title. These aphorisms are bitter as they are pithy.
Perhaps not bitter -- say, rather, that La Rochefoucauld was not optimistic about human nature/5. Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims Kindle Edition by François duc de La Rochefoucauld (Author), J. Hain (James Hain) Friswell (Translator), J. (John William) Willis Bund (Translator) & out of 5 stars 17 ratings.
See all 6 /5(11). The titles "Maxims I" (sometimes referred to as three separate poems, "Maxims I, A, B and C") and "Maxims II" refer to pieces of Old English gnomic poem "Maxims I" can be found in the Exeter Book and "Maxims II" is located in a lesser known manuscript, London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius B i.
"Maxims I" and "Maxims II" are classified as wisdom poetry, being both influenced by Language: Old English. The anonymous translator of selections from Amelot's edition adopted a more colloquial style than is generally associated with La Rochefoucauld's maxims; he also turns out to be significant not only as a translator but also as a reinterpreter of the central moral issue in the entire book.
"Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims"  by Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld () is the predecessor to Thomas Fuller MD's "Gnomologia"  and Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanac" . Though some of the Reflections are also reminescent of Pulilius Syrus: "The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus: a Roman Slave /5(13).
Get this from a library. Moral maxims. [François La Rochefoucauld, duc de; Irwin Primer] -- "Every major author in the eighteenth century knew La Rochefoucauld's Maximes; Voltaire reported that the French knew these maxims by heart.
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Brand new Book. Reflections; Or Sentences and Moral Maxims By Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld is a classic philosophy text. These qualities are evident in his moral maxims which I consider far better than perhaps the most famous book in this category, those of François de la Rochefoucauld.
Some favorites: “The mightiest rivers are easy to cross at their source.” “Avarice is the source of its owns sorrows.”. A maxim is a concise expression of a fundamental moral rule or principle, whether considered as objective or subjective contingent on one's philosophy.A maxim is often pedagogical and motivates specific actions.
The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy defines it as. Generally any simple and memorable rule or guide for living; for example, 'neither a borrower nor a lender be'. Additional Physical Format: Online version: La Rochefoucauld, François, duc de, Moral maxims. London: Printed for A. Millar, (OCoLC) moral maxims by the duke de la roche foucault-translated from the french with notes [london: a.
millar, ]-a dual language edition with an introduction and further notes by irwin primer university of delaware press - newark-hardbound w/ dustjacket - pages - Seller Rating: % positive. Kant on Maxims and Moral Motivation: A New Interpretation (Studies in German Idealism series) by Peter Herissone-Kelly.
This book outlines and circumvents two serious problems that appear to attach to Kant’s moral philosophy, or more precisely to the model of rational agency that underlies that moral philosophy: the problem of experiential. supercede or abrogate Natural or Moral Law. But, under commercial law, Natural and Moral Law are binding on everyone, and no one can escape it.
Commerce, by the law of nations, ought to be common, and not to be converted into a monopoly and the private gain of the few. This one is one of the most comforting maxims one could have, and yourFile Size: 27KB.
In simply assuming a set of virtues, Aristotle may not be as far from modern moral philosophers as we think. Immanuel Kant is unlike Aristotle in that he tries to build a rational foundation for his moral maxims, but the maxims he arrives at, such as “never tell a lie under any circumstances,” are maxims we might expect from a man who was raised in a strictly Lutheran family.
Page 56 - God's true religion within the kirk ; and afterwards, when time may serve, to become open enemies and persecutors of the same, under vain hope of the Pope's dispensation, devised against the word of God, to his greater confusion, and their double condemnation, in the day of the Lord Jesus: we therefore, willing to take away all suspicion of hypocrisy, and of such double dealing with.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld offers hundreds of brief, brutally honest observations of humankind and its self-serving nature. The perfect read for any realist—or anyone with the desire to evaluate their moral standing—this edition includes three supplements with additional maxims and : Open Road Media.
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims by François duc de La Rochefoucauld - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. "The value of maxims, according to Aristotle, is that they invest a discourse with ‘moral character,’ with that ethical appeal so important in persuading others.
Because maxims touch upon universal truths about life, they win ready assent from the audience.” (Edward P.J. Corbett and Robert J. Connors, “ Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student.”Author: Richard Nordquist. The passions are the only advocates which always persuade.
They are a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion will /5(3). Reflections; or, sentences and moral maxims by François Duc De La Rochefoucald Prince de Marsillac. Translated from the editions of and with introduction, notes, and some account of the author and his times by J.
W. Willis Bund, and J. Hain Friswell.The Moral Maxims and Reflections of the Duke de la Rochefoucauld François, duc de La Rochefoucauld This early English translation of the pillar of French thought explores the enigma of amour-propre, or self-love.
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