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I say this is essential reading, but this is more real for someone familiar with Goethe. This is not to say that the casual reader will not search something of value, but 'Maxims and Reflections' is as much a reflection of Goethe and what he held real and interesting, as it is a collection of "wise sayings."I think it would be helpful to a potential reader to review here some of the Maxims and Reflections, with me are simplistic: "Behaviour is a mirror in which everyone shows his image."Some are interesting, and one will see the truth in them upon some reflection. These may not really educate, but they are interesting in themselves: "There is something horrifying about a man of outstanding excellence of whom stupid people are proud."Some are statements of what most of us would agree with easily, but they are necessary because they shed light upon the man and his concerns. For example, we often see how concerned he is with certain kinds of people being dangerous: "Fools and smart people are equally undamaging. Half-fools and half-sages, these are the most risky of all."Some are incomprehensible: "Work makes the journeyman."Some are enigmatic, at least to me: "Wisdom is to be found only in truth."Some are observations that are not too profound but which will serve as meal for thought: "Human nature needs to be numbed from time to time, but without being place to sleep; hence smoking, spirits, opiates."Some are simply private beliefs, and we need to know that Goethe beleived such-and-such a thing: "Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animality."Some are profound truths or observations, and will serve as meal for a lot of thought: "Time is itself an element." "Mysteries do not as yet amount to miracles." "Truth is contrary to our nature, not so error, and this for a very easy reason: truth demands that we should recognize ourselves as limited, error flatters us that, in one method or another, we are unlimited." In this latest one, for example, we obtain an idea about the kind of simple, pragmatic reasoning the amazing man often me are statements by others, in other languages, and it is an interesting exercise to test and see why the amazing man included these in the Maxims and Reflections: " L'amour est un vrai recommenceur. [Love is truly a fresh beginning.] "Some are classic maxims, which are oft-quoted, even today: "There is nothing more dreadful than active ignorance." This example also serves to present that the translation is really poor in places: that phrase *really* deserves to be translated "ignorance in action".And some are difficult to comprehend - but when makes the effort, they turn out to be absolute gems: "The first and latest thing demanded of genius is love of truth."
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I was very disappointed in the quality of this book; I guess it goes to present that genius in other fields of literature and art do not necessarilly translate into writing effective y of Goethe's reflections included here lack any punch--there is nothing unexpected in them, no fresh method of seeing things or flash of insight. A lot of of the statements that he seemed proud of seemed to be obvious or uninteresting to me. A lot of others concerned Goethe's peculiar (and incorrect) view of science. As an ex-scientist I found these, in general, to more exasperating than enlightening. A lot of of the reflections were rather long and rambling, lacking the tightness and economy that characterizes the best aphorisms. As a final complaint, a lot of of the maxims are not really individual thoughts at all. Instead Goethe simply broke up longer arguments into individual sentences and gave them each their seperate number as if they were stand-alone maxims.Overall, I found small that was memorable or stimulating in this book. Perhaps the lack is in me ("When a book and a head collide and a hollow sound ensues, must it always come from the book?"--Anton Kuh); maybe I simply don't have an affinity for Goethe's thought. But I wouldn't recommend this book. Instead pick up a work by one of the real masters of the form: Nietzsche, Lichtenberg, and La Rochefoucauld.
Is Goethe dead? His immense reputation in the 19th century among English writers (Lewes wrote a splendid biography of him, Carlyle translated WILHELM MEISTER, Arnold and George Eliot considered him one of the greatest writers ever, etc.)isn't merely diminshed, it's disappear from sight.James Joyce punningly said that the amazing masters were "Dainty, Gouty, and Shopkeeper". T.S. Eliot was ready to agree with 2/3 of that estimate, but he disliked Goethe, mostly because Goethe was indifferent to Christianity (though not necessarily to some form of Theism).I admit that Goethe has something of the quality of a stuffed shirt. His Weimar days are hard to fathom, why he wanted to be an official, and often he seems to be speaking ex cathedra when his opinions are just garden-variety stuff.If you don't read German, his lyric poetry is a closed book, in spite of David Luke's perfect translations in a Penguin paperback. His scientific pursuits are more of biographical than intrinsic interest, and FAUST is best digested in little amounts (and Book 2 can be safely ignored).Still, there's enough in his novels and books like the one I'm reviewing to create him interesting to read. He's harder to appreciate than Dante, and of course Shakespeare is the major figure in Joyce's trio. Nevertheless, it's simple to understand why his status was once greater than it can be to a modern common reader.
This little book has held more inspiration and caused me to pause and reflect more than any other I have read. I search myself circling the number preceding the most poignant passages so I can return to them at a later time of need. It is as essential as the works of the amazing philosophers.
I'd never read any Goethe before but found these maxims to be spectacular. Some short favorites: "Behavior is a mirror in which everyone shows his image." "Tell me whom you consort with and I will tell you who you are.” “Absolute activity, of whatever kind, ultimately leads to bankruptcy.” Like all books of maxims this is better not to read cover to cover but in spurts, and of course, to read more than once. Other amazing books of maxims are Publius Syrus and La Rochefoucauld.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born Aug. 28,1749,Frankfurt am Main-died March 22,1832,Weimar,Saxe-Weimar). German poet,novelist,playright and natural philosopher.His chief masterpiece,the philosophical drama FAUST (Part 1,1808;Part 11 1832) concerns the struggle of the soul for knowledge,power,happiness and xims and Reflections is a collection of thoughts and observations, covering a wide dozens of subjects.His thoughts on ethics,literature,art and the natural sciences are portrayed in 6 Sections. 1-FROM ELECTED AFFINITIES (1809),FROM ART AND ANTIQUITY IN written from 1818-1827,FROM THE PERIODICAL ISSUES ON MORHOLOGY(1822),FROM THE PERIODICAL ISSUES ON THE NATURAL SCIENCES(1823),FROM WILHELM MEISTER'S JOURNEYMAN YEARS(1829),And ere are 1,413 maxims and reflections from the one of the giants of globe 's pocket size. Short, sweet and expressive obervations on life in an eloquent and laconic style.I carry it with me is a small taste:"...hatred is active displeasure,envy is passive,hence one not be suprised when envy turns into hatred..." #247 from ART AN ANTIQUITY"...a merry companion is like a cart to give us a lift along our way..."#236 from ART AND ANTIQUITY"...when a rainbow latest more than a quarter of an hour,we stop looking at it...#161- From ART AND ANTIQUITY
This is my first Goethe reading, and I was very unimpressed. I was turned on to Goethe after reading a couple insightful quotes used in articles, but found the book to be incredibly dry and uninspiring...not to mention below expectations for one of the most highly regarded German writers of all times. Puzzled, I found the quote that encouraged me to read Goethe in the first place..."No one is more hopelessly enslaved, than the person who falsely believes he is free."Not bad, right? Right...but this translation was from the *article* I read, not the book/translation being reviewed. In the book/translation being reviewed, the quote read as follows..."No one is more a slave that the one who thinks he is without being free."Wow! Just flows off the tongue. Don't we think that a master of the German language would use stronger language? Wouldn't we expect verbage more related to the former rather than the latter example? Wouldn't we expect one of the greatest writers of all time to paint a gripping visual rather than dribble out some wisdom?I think so. I'm going to go out on a limb and trust centuries of readers and critics. 300 years can't be e stark difference b/w the two examples leads me to believe that the translation we are reviewing is either very poor, or very literal. I am by no means a German authority (I have enough problem with English) and I haven't researched this enough to draw any other conclusions, but I HAVE to give Goethe the benefit of the doubt. I think a various translation may be more moving.
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This is a huge book full of legal info and cases in various fields. I used this book in my MBA Law class (a lot of reading). It created the course interesting and facilitated some animated discussions among the students.
It is a amazing manual, clear and with amazing examples, well bound.I don't like the choiche of full color coated paper: it's annoying when reading below powerful lights, the color is completely useless, I think to justify the outrageous tag.I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that for over two hundred dollars, an electronic ver of the book is not included. A book without the "search" feature in the XXI century is hopelessly obsolete.
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It's actually a very approachable text and interesting. I actually dropped this class (to take next quarter instead) but I'm keeping the book. I can't imagine covering all the info thoroughly in one quarter. I'm going to read it on my own so I can create sure to obtain all of it in...
I agree with the other reviewer that this book was a pleasant surprise. I bought this for my business law class but found myself using this for my homework in ALL my classes, instead of the books I had for them. This book explained in better detail things that other textbooks failed e cases that they note under various subjects really support to grasp the concepts. I didn't realize that until several chapters in, but now I create it a point to read them. (Make sure you take the time -- it helps!)Unfortunately, I rented this book. Otherwise, I would hold it. If I search that I begin needing to refer back to it, I will likely just a copy.
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I had to this for a legal class in my MBA program. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The material was simple to absorb, even for someone with small pre-knowledge of served as a unbelievable overview, providing high level detail that is easily searched using the index. The case studies are amazing illustrations of the points within the chapters. The questions at the end give the student or reader the ability to apply what is learned in the previous chapter.I would recommend this to anyone that is looking to learn a amazing bit about a broad dozens of law topics.
The Foreword to this publication, not in the original, is as amazing an indication as anything as to the value of this book. It also slightly changes one of Shah’s actual observations. It states - “Words, they say, are the meal of minds. But, unlike other foods, they can do small by themselves. Turn words, such as those in this small book of observations, over and over in your own mind, stretching them in all directions, and an alchemy takes place. Question what you think you know, and what you believe exists, and the respond is likely to be the inverse of what you might first have assumed to be true.”
This book is ideal for me and it set in the right path to improving my legal writing skills and helping me build my knowledge of legal terminology.
This tranalation lacks the elegance and wit of the Kronenberger translation. To have fun the Duc's observations, look for a copy of that version, published by Random House in 1959.#9, for instance, in Kronenberger is "The passions are so selfish and unjust that, even when they seem most reasonable, to indulge them is a danger, to defy them a duty." This edition renders the maxim in a much more pedestrian way: "Our passions are so governed by injustice and self-interest that they are risky guides, suspect them most when they appear most logical."I am not convinced that fundamental passions are govened by intellect, logic or reason.
So insightful and snarky. Le Duc de La Rochefoucauld was definitely a man ahead of his time. His observations and comments on society are still applicable in a lot of ways. Were he around today he would likely have his own talk show. A amazing read for someone who loves philosophy without the attached pretension.
His Maxims are excellent in describing human nature in only a few sentences. Even though that he wrote these maxims a long time ago they are still relevant today because human nature, love and other things that he talks about hasn't changed from when he wrote these maxims to today. There is a lot that people can learn by reading this book. I would recommend anyone to this book because it is a amazing book.
These maxims, though brief, speak volumes about their author and the human condition. Francois duc do La Rouchefoucauld was cursed with a double nature which led him in his career as a courtier to, as Leonard Tanner puts it in his introduction "romantic self-dedication followed by bitter disillusion." After the fighting in Paris of 1652 he retired to a quiet life of contemplation and the society of such mates as Mme de Sevigne, who's letters give us such a vibrant window upon that age. It was during the a lot of meetings he had with these mates that the first maxims evolved, and which he would continue to compose and excellent until his death in 1680. Nothing quite like them had ever existed before in European literature, and their precision and bleak though biting wit would shape the style of French letters for centuries to come. Essential reading for the student of the school of hard knocks.
Rich with aphorisms that ring real today. A r example, "212. Folly pursues us throughout our lives, and the man whom we call wise is he whose follies are proportionate to his age and to his fortune."This Kindle ver is not perfect, but the text at least is properly typed. Having this in electronic format is amazing for fast reads and for highlighting favorites, which Kindle also conveniently allows you to post to FB.
“The steadfastness of the wise is but the art of keeping their agitation locked in their hearts.” (I’ll place in some more of my favorite quotes after each paragraph I write)François Duc De La Rochefoucauld was a French philosopher who lived 1613-80. This work, known widely as simply the Maxims, was his greatest accomplishment, and one of the defining works characterizing the thought of the French people as a whole during the latter 17th century. It’s certainly not what we are used to from philosophy, neither structured logical deductions, nor rigorous narrative. Rather, the Maxims is just what its name implies, full of mostly single sentence maxims, about 504 of which were published during his lifetime and another 136 only appearing posthumously. Do not be deceived by the easy nature of mere sentences though. La Rouchefoucauld published these individual insights into human nature as his entire life’s work.“Desire to appear clever often prevents our becoming so.”Written with only a loose organization, each individual maxim truly can stand alone as a single thought without much connection to its surroundings. They are mostly his philosophy of human nature written out of careful observations throughout his life. While alive, he was at times celebrated, others destitute, some famous, yet even more circumstances left him brokenhearted. However, his life was not so much various from a normal one like ours. What marks La Rochefoucauld out is his capacity for introspection and keen observation which penetrated the surface appearances as a type of x-ray into the heart of the human person.“Nobody deserves to be praised for goodness unless he is powerful enough to be bad, for any other goodness is usually merely inertia or lack of will power.”This is, by all definitions, an absolutely terrifying read. As I created my method through, I had to hold a pencil nearby to star all of the maxims that were particularly insightful for me. I cannot say that I have read any other book, besides perhaps Albert Camus’ The Stranger (Link to my review), that I felt got behind my skin and into the secrets of my heart. As a Christian, this work was an examination of our common tendency towards self-righteousness, as well as a warning versus thinking too highly of our own potential, individual or collective apart from God’s help.“We own up to minor failings, but only so as to convince others that we have no major ones.”La Rouchefoucauld was especially talented at exposing the reasons why people often act virtuously. Though certainly not a brute fact, we often seem to have reasons for being amazing other than our supposed virtuous hero or amazing intentions. A lot of times we are doing it for ourselves, whether it is to be praised, to initiate a social obligation (aka a favor) to be redeemed in the future to the one we help, or just merely to give the appearance of being a amazing person.“We give support to others so that they have to do the same for us on related occasions, and these kindnesses we do them are, to place it plainly, bonuses we bestow on ourselves in advance.”His analysis spread across the vast range of human life, from the young to the old, rich and the poor, as well as to men and women. His eye seemed to catch even the smallest instances of hypocrisy that presented themselves under the guise of strength. Pure possibility or luck was often the explanation he used to explain most characteristics. This is not a cop-out from real explanation though as if he were somehow upset that he was not a amazing person and therefore took this frustration out on others. La Rouchefoucauld really believed that our fortune or misfortune as young people contributed greatly to our future attitudes and morals.“Our wisdom is just as much at the mercy of possibility as our property.”As a Christian struggling with notions of God’s providence, I found these maxims particularly illuminating to our situation. Poor happenings seem to strike at the most inopportune times, right when our path should have turned for the better. However, once we reach the other end of the tunnel, we think we have learned a lesson, only to create the same mistake once more.“Old people are fond of giving amazing advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a poor example.”Perhaps most significantly, La Rouchefoucauld spoke out versus private self-righteousness in moral matters. When we test to portray ourselves as having overcome large obstacles, the stakes weren’t as high as we might test to tell ourselves. When we introduce ourselves to others, we test to appear as amazing as possible and ignore all of our moments of vice. When we do a amazing act, we test to create it seem like it came out of our virtuous hero rather than appearing out of habit or the desire to look amazing oneself.“The man who thinks he loves a woman for her own sake is very much mistaken.”He thought our acts of goodness accompanied with pure intentions were much more rare than we would like to think, or than we would proclaim to others. We say our own amazing hero and will were behind all the amazing deeds we do.“When we resist our passions it is more on acc of their weakness than our strength.”As a work, the Maxims should definitely be read by anyone who wants to think through the human condition with the aide of one of the foremost philosophers in our history. It is an extremely fast read, but should not be read too quickly. The maxims are designed to be pondered. Even so, La Rouchefoucauld wrote short purposefully, so that the reader’s attention would not wane during the most necessary insights he provides. Each sentence could be read in a mere 3-4 seconds, yet the impact of the Maxims endures through our days as we are both captivated by and distraught by La Rochefoucauld’s pessimistic insights into our shared nature.“To refuse to accept praise is to wish to be praised twice over.”Reading this has created me understand just how necessary Christ’s example of self-sacrifice was. Christ’s death on the cross was truly, “for us.” God, complete in Godself for all eternity, not needing anything from anyone else, self-sufficient in every way, chose to make for our sake. Not only that, but, in response to our sin, chooses to love us and redeem us.“There are different forms of curiosity: one, based on self-interest, makes us wish to learn what may be useful, another, based on pride, comes from a desire to know what others don’t.”Knowing that we often exhibit the condition La Rochefoucauld observed (though knowing it long before 1680 when it was published!), God still comes to be with us in the Holy Spirit to result genuine love of the other. The Golden Rule is not merely a method to establish society in reciprocal amazing deeds (I’ll do amazing to you so you do amazing to me), but is rather the capacity for real love of our neighbor that God desires from all of us. Likewise, though reward is an element of our relationship with God, our love for God should always move far beyond merely what God can do for us. In response to the Maxims, we should hope for a much greater ability to support others out of pure motives, and to practice self-sacrifice in love.“We have more strength than will-power, and when we imagine things are impossible we are trying to create excuses to ourselves.”“We are never as fortunate or as unfortunate as we suppose.”“Our promises are created in proportion to our hopes, but kept in proportion to our fears.”
For anyone who has questioned the motives of others or of himself or for the person who wishes to truly with his own passions, this is a amazing read. Written in little snippets of knowledge, La Rochefoucauld systematically redefines all virtues in terms of the vices behind them or simply in terms of self interest. How real this all rings!
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I'm only about 10% into this book, but this guy has me literally laughing out loud on every page, which is probably not appreciated by my wife given it's currently after midnight and she's trying to sleep next to me. Hopefully the rest of the book holds up. I'll modernize this review if not.
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I first bought this years ago from a used book shop in my neighborhood and recently reread it. The drawings of cat antics really capture their actions and behaviors - very amusing - some created me laugh out loud (again). Really a fun book - just bought two from Amazon to give as birthday bonuses to cat owners I know.
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