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Entries from July 2020

July 31st, 2020 · No Comments

“Every passion makes us commit faults, but love leads us into the most ridiculous blunders.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 30th, 2020 · No Comments

“Vivacity in the old is not far removed from foolishness.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 29th, 2020 · No Comments

“The worst form of ridicule to which old people, once charming, are susceptible, is to forget that they are no longer attractive.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 28th, 2020 · No Comments

“Each age of life is new to us, and we find ourselves hampered by inexperience regardless of our years.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 27th, 2020 · No Comments

“Praising the mighty for the virtues they do not possess is one method of insulting them with impunity.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 26th, 2020 · No Comments

“Folly may be cured; an evil mind never.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 25th, 2020 · No Comments

“Why is it that our memory recalls even the minutest details of our experiences, but cannot recall how many times we have told the same story to the same person?” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 24th, 2020 · No Comments

“Some well-disguised falsehoods so cleverly simulate truth that it were ill-advised not to be deceived by them.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“We can forgive people who bore us, but never those whom we bore.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

“Laziness with all its indolence is often the most absolute sovereign; it encroaches upon all the plans and acts of our lives, and, little by little, saps and destroys our passions and our virtues.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 21st, 2020 · No Comments

“We flatter ourselves that we quit our vices; in reality our vices quit us.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 20th, 2020 · No Comments

“Vices are as often component parts of virtues as poisons are of healing potions; shrewdness combines and blends them to relieve the ills of life.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 19th, 2020 · No Comments

“Many would never have fallen in love, had they never heard the term.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 18th, 2020 · No Comments

“Judged by its consequences, love is more akin to hate than to affection.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 17th, 2020 · No Comments

“The Philosophers’ scorn of wealth was but their secret ambition to exalt their merit above fortune by deriding those blessings which Fate denied them. It was a ruse to shield them from the sordidness of poverty, and a subterfuge to attain that distinction which they could not achieve by wealth.” – François VI, Duc de […]

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July 16th, 2020 · No Comments

“Why lie when the truth is that the truth jumps out at you anyway?” – Gary Lutz, “I Was in Kilter with Him a Little” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 15th, 2020 · No Comments

“When you are no good at what you do, it does you no good to triumph at whatever you might come home to, either.” – Gary Lutz, “I Was in Kilter with Him a Little” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 14th, 2020 · No Comments

“Had we no faults, we should not take such pleasure in discovering them in others.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 13th, 2020 · No Comments

“It takes a better man to bear good luck than bad.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims (trans. John Heard) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 12th, 2020 · No Comments

“What at first doesn’t sit right might eventually be made to stand at least to reason.” – Gary Lutz, “Years of Age” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 11th, 2020 · No Comments

“Lord knows what he does that I don’t know and Im to be slooching around down in the kitchen to get his lordship his breakfast while hes rolled up like a mummy will I indeed did you ever see me running id just like to see myself at it show them attention and they treat […]

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July 10th, 2020 · No Comments

“People could put up with being bitten by a wolf but what properly riled them was a bite from a sheep.” – James Joyce, Ulysses Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 9th, 2020 · No Comments

“Sleep reveals the worst side of everyone, children perhaps excepted.” – James Joyce, Ulysses Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 8th, 2020 · No Comments

“Random processes have no memory, no guarantee. You can watch those around you eliminated and you yourself go untouched. It’s a certain kind of torture.” – Benjamin Kessler, “One in Eight” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 7th, 2020 · No Comments

“Any object, intensely regarded, may be a gate of access to the incorruptible eon of the gods.” – James Joyce, Ulysses Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 6th, 2020 · No Comments

“Plain and loved, loved for ever, they say. Ugly: no woman thinks she is. Love, lie and be handsome for tomorrow we die.” – James Joyce, Ulysses Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 5th, 2020 · No Comments

“How can people aim guns at each other? Sometimes they go off.” – James Joyce, Ulysses Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 4th, 2020 · No Comments

“Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.” – James Joyce, Ulysses Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

“Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves. The playwright who wrote the folio of this world and wrote it badly (He gave us light first and the sun two days later), the lord of things […]

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July 2nd, 2020 · No Comments

“Fatherhood, in the sense of conscious begetting, is unknown to man. It is a mystical estate, an apostolic succession, from only begetter to only begotten. On that mystery and not on the madonna which the cunning Italian intellect flung to the mob of Europe the church is founded and founded irremovably because founded, like the […]

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