La Rochefoucauld


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La Rochefoucauld

Fran?ois , Duc de La Rochefoucauld. 1613--80, French writer. His best-known work is R?flexions ou sentences et maximes morales (1665), a collection of epigrammatic and cynical observations on human nature
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After rigorous--and downright dangerous--training in England, La Rochefoucauld parachuted into France and began his spectacular career as a saboteur of Nazi operations.
En el pensamiento moral de la epoca entraban en confrontacion dos visiones de la naturaleza humana, la que giraba en torno al egoismo (Maquievelo, Hobbes, Mandeville, La Rochefoucauld ...) y la que se sustentaban en la exaltacion de la benevolencia (Cumberland, (116) Shaftesbury, Hutcheson ...).
Passion often renders the most clever man a fool, and even sometimes, the most stupid man clever, (de la Rochefoucauld again!).
See Letter from Benjamin Franklin to the Duc de La Rochefoucauld (after June 7, 1777), available athttp://founders.archi ves.gov/?q=%20Author%3A%22Franklin%2C%20Benjamin%22%20Recipient%3A%22La%20Rochefoucaul d%2C%20Louis-Alexandre%2C%20duc%20de%20La%20Roche-Guyon%20et%20de%22&s=n 11312111&s a=Franklin&r=2&sr=la.
Beyond careful analysis of the written word, Turcat is also cautious not to fall in the structuralist pitfall of neglecting the historical context and the personality of La Rochefoucauld, as well as the environment in which he was living.
In response, Auguste de Forbin, Director of the Louvre, successfully appealed to his superior, Sosthene de la Rochefoucauld, just weeks after the opening of the Salon to purchase the Scenes of the Massacres at Chios, along with works by five other painters, before it was snatched up by a private collector who wished to embarrass the government.
The gunman lived near to the St Pierre La Rochefoucauld school but had no connection with it.
Our sample, made up of 3x3x3 poets (Irina Andone, Dimitrie Anghel, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, John Berryman, Paul Celan, Thomas Chatterton, Hart Crane, John Davidson, Sergey Esenin, Benjamin Fondane, Randall Jarrell, Heinrich von Kleist, Vachel Lindsay, Gherasim Luca, Lucan, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Gerard de Nerval, Cesare Pavese, Sylvia Plath, Sappho, Daniil Scavinski, Anne Sexton, Ion Stratan, Sara Teasdale, Georg Trakl, Marina Tsvetayeva, George Vasilievici) is sad testimony to such a deadlock but, as an excuse for the Poet, we will take the liberty to paraphrase La Rochefoucauld and say that Poets are not those which have "more virtue" and more of sanity than common souls, but "only those which have greater designs."
There was so much excess at the ceremony, that the diarist La Rochefoucauld compared Louis's wedding to that of a banker, the only people whose fortunes equalled the king's.
Like his contemporary La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyere was concerned less with the concrete referent-whose life it was-but with painting portraits of generalizable human types.