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Maxims and reflections

Winston S. Churchill

Maxims and reflections

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Published by Houghton, Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965

  • Edition Notes

    Errata slip inserted.

    Statementselected by Colin Coote and Denzil Batchelor; with an introd. by Colin Coote.
    ContributionsCoote, Colin, 1893- ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA566.9.C5 A28 1949
    The Physical Object
    Pagination176 p.
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6048375M
    LC Control Number49008002
    OCLC/WorldCa661363

    We are bored by it if it is neither good nor bad; but the good moment lays a task upon us, and Maxims and reflections book bad moment a burden. Reading ought to mean understanding; writing ought to mean knowing something; believing ought to mean comprehending; when you desire a thing, you will have to take it; when you demand it, you will not get it; and when you are experienced, you ought to be useful to others. To Professor Huxley I am also deeply indebted. The principal events of his life are matter of history rather than biography, as he was a leading actor in the numerous and complicated state intrigues which took place in France after the death of Louis XIII. There is going on in the human heart a perpetual generation of passions, so that the overthrow of one is almost always the establishment of another. We should thus have the advantage of setting right what is wrong, and restoring what is destroyed.

    But what is your duty? My teeth are white and tolerably even. In the battle of the Faubourg Saint-Antoineinhe was shot through the head. A good head could assuredly intercalate one or other of them. It is difficult to be just to the passing moment.

    It is whimsical, and often throws its whole application into the most frivolous pursuits; it finds its whole delight in the most insipid, and preserves all its pride in the most contemptible. Maxims and reflections book is a part of the very being of humanity; and when we fancy that we are banishing it altogether, it takes refuge in the strangest nooks and corners, and then suddenly comes forth again, as soon as it believes itself at all safe. Before the storm breaks, the dust rises violently for the last time — the dust that is soon to be laid forever. Certain minds must be allowed their peculiarities.


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Maxims and reflections by Winston S. Churchill Download PDF Ebook

But what is your duty? The "Maxims" receive a portion of their peculiar point from the very courtly Maxims and reflections book of contemplation, and from the delicacy and finesse with which the veil is penetrated that is spread over the surface of refined society.

Induction, on the contrary, is fatal, for it sets Maxims and reflections book an object and keeps it in view, and, working on towards it, drags false and true with it in its train.

Interest speaks all sorts of languages, and plays all sorts of parts, even that of disinterestedness. All rights reserved. Economy of Truth: Practical Maxims and Reflections By Vizi Andrei Book Description Economy of Truth is a valiant attempt to urge philosophers to become action-takers and action-takers to become philosophers.

Language Notes:. Of things problematical I have enough in myself. La Rochefoucauld's "Maximes" have gone through many editions. If they are not satisfied, men Maxims and reflections book impatient; and if they are, it seems not to affect them. The poem was copied down in the Exeter Book in the latter half of the tenth century.

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at ' steadily. Its original date of composition is unknown, though Leonard Neidorf has recently adduced lexical, metrical, and cultural reasons to believe that the poem was first composed in either the seventh or the eighth century.

In addition to the maxims, La Rochefoucauld's self-portrait and Cardinal de Retz's portrait of La Rochefoucauld are also included. What a man does not understand, he does not possess. It seems that Nature, which has so wisely A disposed our bodily orgaos with a view to our happiness, has also bestowed on us pride, to spare us the pain of being aware of our imper- I fections.

No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. His son, the Prince de Marcillac, to whom he gave his titles and honors inenjoyed a considerable position at court.

Why should he not follow his natural bent and go in the same direction as they? If we had no pride ourselves, we should not complain of that of others. It was feared that he would lose his sight, but he recovered after a year's convalescence. This is a mischief which will often occur in modern times; for who will be able to come up to the claims of an age so full and intense as this, and one too that moves so rapidly?

The claims of the day. Francis, the fifth count, was created the Duke de la Rochefoucauld inand was father to Francis, the second duke, the celebrated author of the Maxims, who was born on the 15th December, Francis, the sixteenth seigneur, had the honor of being sponsor to, and bestowing his name on, King Francis I.

Whether or not right is done, is a matter which should not trouble him. Many people who study these poems and the themes that exist between both the Maxims I and the Maxims II poems discuss this topic.

Reflections or Sentences Moral Maxims, Used

An action may be externally virtuous; but, when the motive comes to be examined, may prove to be deserving of censure rather than commendation. His literary work consists of three parts—his Memoirsthe Maximesand his letters.

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