Depressing bitter single sentence maxims that opened my naive eyes and made me want to choose to be a better person than most La Rouchefoucauld published these first n 1665 France but at least 80 percent are still applicable today Fascinating observations Wow This Sutherlands Rules is seeing the glass all the way empty maybe smashedLilian Tomlin said something like no matter how cynical you gett s never enough to keep up If this jives with your view of humanity read RochefoucauldThe maxims are short and pithy and misanthropicSelf love s subtler than the subtlest man of the worldThe moderation of happy people comes from the tranuility that good fortune gives to their dispositionWhat s called generosity s most often just the vanity of giving which we like than what we giveWe make a mistake If We Believe That Only The Violent we believe that only the violent like ambition and love can subdue the others Laziness for all her languor s nevertheless often mistress she permeates every aim and action n life and mperceptibly eats away and destroys passions and virtues alikeFew men are sufficiently discerning to appreciate all the evil they doNothing Trafiquants et navigateurs sur le Bas-Danube et dans le Pont Gauche a l'epoque romaine (Philippika - marburger altertumskundliche abhandlungen) (German Edition) is so contagious as example and our every really good or bad actionnspires a similar one We When Dimple Met Rishi imitate good deeds through emulation and evil ones because of the evil of our nature which having been heldn check by shame Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, is now set free by exampleI could go on all night Theres only one kind of love but there are a thousand mitationsOne of the fundamental books that humanity has produced Maximes Supprime s after the First EditionLa sobri t thousand mitationsOne of the fundamental books that humanity has produced Maximes Supprime s after the First EditionLa sobri t l amour de la sant ou l Night Watch impuissance de manger beaucoupp95 Flammarion Moderations either a love of health or the End of Day inability to eat 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 smprovement Three men can keep a secret Rethinking Us Election Law: Unskewing the System Through Law and Politics if two of them are dead Poor Richard s Almanac 70 years after Maxims 1665C est une ennuyeuse maladie ue de conserver sa sant par un trop grand r gime Ahh Diet the sacred American programs an Scenery, Set, and Staging in the Italian Renaissance: Studies in the Practice of Theatre illness The very first suppressed maxim two pages long applies well to the Trumpster Self esteems self love Il rend les hommes Israel! Do You Know? idol tres d eux m mes et les rend tyrans des autres si la fortune leur en donne les moyens91 It turns mennto Korean War idolaters of themselves and tyrants to othersf they gain means to be Nothing Serpico is sompetuous as the desires of self love Rien n est aussi mp tueux ue ses d sirsFunerals Les pompe des enterrements regarde plus la vanit des vivants ue l honneur des morts96 The pomp of funerals ssues from the vanity of the living than from honoring the deadFor a cross cultural account of funerals see Dickens Medicine Men of CivilizationOn n est jamais si malheureux u on croit ni si heureux u on avait esper 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 Election 2016 The world recompenses the appearance of merit than real meritTout le monde se plaint de sa m moire et 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 est n demeure dans l esprit et dans le coeur comme dans le langage reminds me of the regional accents of England and Italy but especially 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 enough strength toendure the misfortunes of others or We find some pleasure Truyol Y Serra's Doctrines of International Law in our best friend s misfortunesTextes Complimentaire Portrait LaRncludes a self portrait where he says he has too much chin and that though he possesses his language rather well his passions especially anger often ntrude so that he doesn t express 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 findi. 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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 Competitive People Strategy: How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Staff You Need for Business Success in two respects First not even La Rochefoucauld thought that all actions were driven by vice He thinks true virtues rare but that Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws it does exist Second La Rouchefoucauld often points out that our vices prompt us to act virtuously than virtue ever could The praise bestowed upon uss at least useful The International Law of Biotechnology: Human Rights, Trade, Patents, Health and the Environment in rooting usn the practice of virtue Or elsewhere Interest which Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World 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 mes the key Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games insight of La Rochefoucauld s cynicism seeing our selfnterest not as Let's Talk 3 Student's Book inherently bad but as a kind of neutral force which can be channeled for good or for evil Thisnsight alone could prevent a lot of needless guilt More Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? importantly once we accept this premise we can easily shape our lives and societies For we have discovered the secret of living together finding arrangementn which self European State Aid and Tax Rulings interest overlaps The full title of the texts Reflections or Aphorisms and Moral Maxims and n centered text below the title are the words Our virtues are usually only vices n disguise The subtitle says as much as the title These aphorisms are bitter as they are pithy Perhaps not bitter say rather that La the title These aphorisms are bitter as they are pithy Perhaps not bitter say rather that La 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 The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra is I m not sure what to think about the translator s claim thatt The Complete Paladin's Handbook is one of the most deeply felt mostntensely lived texts The Lake in French literatureA selectionWe all have strength enough to endure the troubles of others 19Our promises are maden proportion to our hopes but kept Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way in proportion to our fears 38In order to succeedn 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 The Devil Aspect it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a bad example 93Hope may be a lying jade but she does at any rate lead us to the end 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 ofngratitude while we are still Selected Dialogues in a position to help them 306There are few sensible people we find except those who share our opinions 347Our enemies are nearer the truthn their opinion of us than we are ourselves 458The reason for so much outcry against maxims that lay bare the human heart An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, is that people are afraid of having their own laid bare 524 Some of the maxims that caught my eyePhilosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph overtMaxim 22We have strength than will and Four Corners Level 1b Workbook its often merely for an excuse we say things are Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders impossible Maxim 30Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often becomencapable of great thingsMaxim 41We have not enough strength to follow all our reason Maxim 42Happiness Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) isn the taste and not n the things themselves we are happy from possessing what we like not from possessing what others like Maxim 48There are no accidents so unfortunate from which skilled men will not draw some advantage nor so
FORTUNATE THAT FOOLISH MEN WILL NOT TURN THEM TOthat foolish men will not turn them to hurt Maxim 59Old men delight n giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer set bad examples Maxim 93It Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is far easier to be wise for others than to be so for oneself Maxim 132No mans clever enough to know all the evil he does Maxim 269We should not judge of a man s merit by his great abilities but by the use he makes of them Maxim 437Few things are needed to make a wise man happy nothing can make a fool content that Kaltblau is why most men are miserable Maxim LXXX Video revie. Ns andnsights of a life deeply engaged n the great eevnts of his time n his classic Maxims first published n 16. Ng many true friends but also thinking those who have died were truer than any new ones Ils deviennent Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian insensibles d amiti non seulement parce ue uls n en ont peut tre jamais trouv de v ritable mais parce ui ls ont vu mourir un grand nombre de leur amis ui n avaient pas Encore Eu Le Temps Ni eu le temps ni occasions de manuer l amiti et ls se persuadent ais ment u The Taming of the Werewolf ils auraient t plus fid les ue ceux ui leur restent 137 Vanity causes me to pursue an accounting of the following exchange Nathan NR wrote Theres nothing worse Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) in the world than someone who has fallenn loveMoira Nathan you get the La Rochefoucauld sp award for the day My French literature textbook ncluded ten of these maxims and I was ntrigued to see of these timeless tidbits Most people n my class thought Rochefoucauld displayed a very
PESSIMISTIC VIEWPOINT ON LIFE HERE BUT I THOUGHT ITviewpoint on life here but I thought t fair and neutral Maybe I m just super pessimistic too and didn t realize First Cosmic Velocity it We do not like to praise and we never praise without a motive Fran ois Duc de La Rochefoucauld was something of a bunglern life The scion of a great house the beneficiary of a princely education the young nobleman got himself mixed up Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills in all sort of plots andntrigues eventually getting himself locked n the Bastille and later banished to his estate As a result of this rather undistinguished career n the world he developed Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 into a man of letters achieving far success on the page thann the palaceLa Rochefoucauld made a permanent contribution to literature with his Maximes a collection of cutting aphorisms on the vanity of human nature His perspective s cynical seeing bad motives behind even the best actions Or n his opening words Our virtues are most freuently but vices disguised And I do not think that one must be a defeated aristocrat Tryst with Prosperity in order to see the truthn many of his pronouncements Here he Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 is his describing meOne of the reasons that we find so few persons rational and agreeablen conversation Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition is theres hardly a person who does not think of what he wants to say than of his answer to what Code Name: Bikini is said The most clever and polite content themselves with only seeming attentive while we perceiven their mind and eyes that at the very time they are wandering from what s said and desire to return to what they want to sayThis also certainly applies to me How s to return to what they want to sayThis also certainly applies to me How s that our memory s good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten 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 praises only the wish to be praised twice There Doctor Who is no way outI often found myself laughing at these aphorisms So many of them ring true to my experience And they represent a perspective too rarely expressedn daily life Selfless action Doctor Who: The Dominators is a deeply appealing concept and many people wish fervently to believen Bankerupt it Yett 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation is anncontestable fact that most of what we do even apparently altruistic actions benefits ourselves Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace in one way or anotherPoliticians fight to pass legislation to benefit their constituents who then return the politician to power businessmen give their employees a raise who thus work harder and take less vacation a friend picks me up from the airport but he expects me to do something for himn the future a man returns a wallet he found on the street s given a reward and then s lauded on social media And of course altruism towards one s family Taken by the Sheikh is the easiest thing to explain this way since the familys just an extension of the self psychologically and genetically Some may find this way of thinking gloomy and unproductive But I do think Wishing for a Home its Dreamsnake important to keepn mind our tendency to act out of self The Warlord, the Warrior, the War (Rise of the Penguins, interest forn my experience The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping its those who are most attached to the Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte idea of selfless action who most often treat other people badly Its a dangerous thing to think that virtue s on your side And personally I find t a great relief to see myself as an ordinary animal rather than a moral machine Self knowledge reuires. Isms and general maxims of conduct Francois de la Rochefoucauld 1613 1680 concentrated the results of the observatio. ,