Maxims and reflections upon man PDF by François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld Translated

Maxims and reflections upon man PDF by François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1896) Translated by Stanisław I Leszczyński, King of Poland

François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld 

This book contains collections of wise sayings and maxims by François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld 


François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac (15 September 1613 – 17 March 1680) was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. He is part of the literary movement of classicism and best known for his maxims. Although he only officially published his Memoirs and his Maxims, his literary production is dense.

Francis, Duke of Rochefoucauld, Prince of Marsillao, a distinguished wit and nobleman of the reign of Louis XIV., was born in 1613. He distinguished himself as the most brilliant nobleman about the court, and by his share in the good graces of the celebrated Duchess of Longue- Ville, was involved in the civil wars of the Fronde. He signalized his courage at the battle of St. Antoine, in Paris, and received a shot which for some time deprived him of his sight. At a more advanced period, his house was the resort of the best company in Paris, and the Mesdames Sevigne and LaFayette. By the former of these ladies, he is spoken of as holding the first rank in " courage, merit, tenderness, and good sense." The letters of Madame de Maintenon, also, speak of him with high, but inconsistent praise.

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