Jack Mitchell

My own aphorisms

D: 500 Maxims, Aphorisms, & Reflections is a book of original aphorisms in the grand tradition, focusing on art, character, friendship, divinity, and politics.

The book also includes a brisk but bracing survey of aphorism, from La Rochefoucauld to La Bruyère, Vauvenargues, Joubert, Goethe, Nietzsche, Karl Kraus, and others.

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D is available at Amazon.

Translation of La Rochefoucauld

The great master of aphorism was Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680). In this bilingual translation I present his witty, rueful, scathing wisdom in an attractive and easily accessible format.

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Reflections, or Moral Opinions & Maxims of the Duc de La Rochefoucauld is available on Amazon.