Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims

By Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marsillac


“As Rochefoucauld his maxims drew From Nature–I believe them true. They
argue no corrupted mind In him; the fault is in mankind.”–Swift.

“Les Maximes de la Rochefoucauld sont des proverbs des gens

“Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.”–Sir J. Mackintosh.

“Translators should not work alone; for good Et Propria Verba do not
always occur to one mind.”–Luther’s Table Talk, iii.