The Maxims of Francois de La Rochefoucauld


“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 d’esprit.” — Montesquieu.

“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.