Pdf/E–pub Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes morales BY François de La Rochefoucauld

Réflexions ou Sentences t Maximes moralesVideo review There is only one kind of love but there are a thousand imitationsOne of the fundamental books that humanity has produced My French literature textbook included ten of these maxims and I was intrigued to see of these timeless tidbits Most people in my class thought Rochefoucauld displayed a very pessimistic viewpoint on life here but I thought a very pessimistic viewpoint on life here but I thought was fair and neutral Maybe I m just super pessimistic too and didn t realize it Some of the maxims that caught my yePhilosophy triumphs asily over past vils and future Schmerzmedizin - 1000 Fragen evils but presentvils triumph over itMaxim 22We have strength than will and it is often merely for an Psychologische Homöopathie. excuse we say things are impossible Maxim 30Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great thingsMaxim 41We have notnough strength to follow all Wow This is seeing the glass all the way The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you empty maybe smashedLilian Tomlin said something like no matter how cynical you get it s nevernough to keep up If this jives with your view of humanity read RochefoucauldThe maxims are short and pithy and misanthropicSelf love is subtler than the subtlest man of the worldThe moderation of happy people comes from the tranuility that good fortune gives to their dispositionWhat is called generosity is most often just the vanity of giving which we like than what we giveWe make a mistake if we believe that only the violent passions like ambition and love can subdue the others Laziness for all her languor is nevertheless often mistress she permeates Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain every aim and action in life and imperceptiblyats away and destroys passions and virtues alikeFew men are sufficiently discerning to appreciate all the R High Performance Programming evil they doNothing is so contagious asxample and our very really good or bad action inspires a similar one We imitate good deeds through mulation and Scala for Java Developers evil ones because of thevil of our nature which having been held in check by shame is now set free by The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur exampleI could go on all night Vanity causes me to pursue an accounting of the followingxchange Nathan NR wrote There is nothing worse in the world than someone who has fallen in loveMoira Nathan you get the La Rochefoucauld sp award for the day 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 subtitle says only vices in disguise The subtitle says 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 Very few of these aphorisms speak of love friendship virtue or humility with anything but skepticismGiven how nearly sublimely pessimistic La Rochefoucauld s attitude is I m not sure what to think about the translator s claim that it is one of the most deeply felt most intensely lived texts in French literatureA selectionWe all have strength Vermeer to Eternity enough tondure the troubles of others 19Our promises are made in proportion to our hopes but kept in proportion to our fears 38In order to succeed in the world people do their utmost to appear successful 56Everyone complains of his memory but nobody of his judgement 89Old people are fond of giving good advice it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a bad Heaven to Betsy example 93Hope may be a lying jade but she does at any rate lead us to thend of our lives along a pleasant path 168When our vices give us up we flatter ourselves that we are giving up them 192Pride refuses to owe self love to pay 228We often forgive those who bore us but we cannot forgive those who find us boring 304We find few guilty of ingratitude while we are still in a position to help them 306There are few sensible people we find So B. It except those who share our opinions 347Ournemies are nearer the truth in their opinion of us than we are ourselves 458The reason for so much outcry against maxims that lay bare the human heart is that peo. Greatest of the maxim writers of France in an age whose worldly wisdom habitually found its way into Cabaret essential aphor. A permanent contribution to literature with his Maximes a collection of cutting aphorisms on the vanity of human nature His perspective is cynical seeing bad motives behindven the best actions Or in his opening words Our virtues are most freuently but vices disguised And I do not think that one must be a defeated aristocrat in order to see the truth in many of his pronouncements Here he is his describing meOne of the reasons that we find so few persons rational and agreeable in conversation is there is hardly a person who does not think of what he wants to say than Of His Answer To What his answer to what said The most clever and polite content themselves with only seeming attentive while we perceive in their mind and yes that at the very time they are wandering from what is said and desire to return to what they want to sayThis also certainly applies to me How is it that our memory is good nough to retain the least triviality that happens to us and yet not good nough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person But do not think that I am somehow superior for admitting to these shortcomings for We own to small faults to persuade others that we have not great ones And do not attempt to compliment me The refusal of praise is only the wish to be praised twice There is no way outI often found myself laughing at these aphorisms So many of them ring true to my xperience And they represent a perspective too rarely Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice expressed in daily life Selfless action is a deeply appealing concept and many people wish fervently to believe in it Yet it is an incontestable fact that most of what we doven apparently altruistic actions benefits ourselves in one way or anotherPoliticians fight to pass legislation to benefit their constituents who then return the politician to power businessmen give their En plein coeur employees a raise who thus work harder and take less vacation a friend picks me up from the airport but hexpects me to do something for him in the future a man returns a wallet he found on the street is given a reward and then is lauded on social media And of course altruism towards one s family is the The Bookshop on the Shore easiest thing toxplain this way since the family is just an xtension of the self psychologically and genetically Some may find this way of thinking gloomy *and unproductive but i do think it is *unproductive But I do think it is to keep in mind our tendency to act out of self interest for in my xperience it is those who are most attached to the idea of selfless action who most often treat other people badly It is a dangerous thing to think that virtue is on your side And personally I find it a great relief to see myself as an ordinary animal rather than a moral machine Self knowledge reuires knowledge of our less honorable motives and pretending otherwise can lead to a kind of self alienation We become so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that at last we are disguised to ourselves But this dark view of human nature must be tempered in two respects First not ven La Rochefoucauld thought that all actions were driven by vice He thinks true virtue is rare but that it does xist Second La Rouchefoucauld often points out that our vices prompt us to act virtuously than virtue The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life ever could The praise bestowed upon us is at least useful in rooting us in the practice of virtue Orlsewhere Interest which is accused of all our misdeeds often should be praised for our good deeds After all the Actions I Described Above Are All Virtuous ActionsAnd This For I described above are all virtuous actionsAnd this for is the key insight of La Rochefoucauld s cynicism seeing our self interest not as inherently bad but as a kind of neutral force which can be channeled for good or for vil This insight alone could prevent a lot of needless guilt More importantly once we accept this premise we can asily shape our lives and societies For we have discovered the secret of living together finding arrangement in which self interest overlaps. 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Ple are afraid of having their own laid bare 524 Depressing bitter single sentence maxims that opened my naive PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition eyes and made me want to choose to be a better person than most La Rouchefoucauld published these first in 1665 France but at least 80 percent are still applicable today Fascinating observations Maximes Supprime s after the First EditionLa sobri tst l amour de la sant ou l impuissance de manger beaucoupp95 Flammarion Moderation is ither a love of health or the inability to at and drink any Comment pr tendons nous u un autre garder notre secret si nous ne pouvons le garder nous memes p99 Compare Ben Franklin s improvement Three men can keep a secret if two of them are dead Poor Richard s Almanac 70 years after Maxims 1665C The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, est unennuyeuse maladie ue de conserver sa sant par un trop grand r gime Ahh Diet the sacred American program is an illness The very first suppressed maxim two pages long applies well to the Trumpster Self steem is self love Il rend les hommes idol tres d ux m mes t les rend tyrans des autres si la fortune leur n donne les moyens91 It turns men into idolaters of themselves and tyrants to others if they gain means to be Nothing is so impetuous as the desires of self love Rien n The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl est aussi imp tueux ue ses d sirsFunerals Les pompe desnterrements regarde plus la vanit des vivants ue l honneur des morts96 The pomp of funerals issues from the vanity of the living than from honoring the deadFor a cross cultural account of funerals see Dickens Medicine Men of CivilizationOn n Exile and Pilgrim est jamais si malheureux u on croit ni si heureux u on avaitsper 93 You are never as unhappy as you think nor as happy as you had hopedNon Supprime sLe monde r compense plus souvent les apparences de m rite ue LE M RITE M MEP59 US m rite m mep59 US 2016 The world recompenses the appearance of merit than real meritTout le monde se plaint de sa m moire t personne ne se plaint de son jugementMax 89 p53Everyone complains of his memory no one of his judgement I first heard from my PhD director Leonard Unger L accent du pays o l on st n demeure dans l Hannah Montana: The Movie espritt dans le coeur comme dans le langage reminds me of the regional accents of England and Italy but specially of my mid western wife from Minnesota Kansas and Wisconsin whose former accent betrayed her friendliness to arrogant New EnglandersNous avons tous assez de force pour supporter les maux d autrui We all have nough strength toendure the misfortunes of others or We find some pleasure in our best friend s misfortunesTextes Complimentaire Portrait LaR includes a self portrait where he says he has too much chin and that though he possesses his language rather well his passions specially anger often intrude so that he doesn t xpress himself as well as he hoped Cardinal de Retz for his part accuses LaR of lack of penetration perhaps because the writer avoids religion as a subject De la Retrait on Retirement Why old people don t make friends not finding many true friends but also thinking those who have died were truer than any new ones Ils deviennent insensibles d amiti non seulement parce ue u ils n n ont peut tre jamais trouv de v ritable mais parce ui ils ont vu mourir un grand nombre de leur amis ui n avaient pas ncore eu le temps ni les occasions de manuer l amiti t ils se persuadent ais ment le temps ni les occasions de manuer l amiti t ils se persuadent ais ment ils auraient t plus fid les ue ceux ui leur restent 137 We do not like to praise and we never praise without a motive Fran ois Duc de La Rochefoucauld was something of a bungler in life The scion of a great house the beneficiary of a princely ducation the young nobleman got himself mixed up in all sort of plots and intrigues ventually getting himself locked in the Bastille and later banished to his A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli estate As a result of this rather undistinguished career in the world he developed into a man of letters achieving far success on the page than in the palaceLa Rochefoucauld made. Isms and general maxims of conduct Francois de la Rochefoucauld 1613 1680 concentrated the results of the observatio.