This site displays a random Maxime from the 5th edition of Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes morales, 1678,
the last one overseen by the author: 505 in all, counting the unnumbered épigraphe. Press the button to see another.
I will eventually add the other 130+ omitted from the 5th edition,
as well as a cross-referencer that will allow readers to see any Maxime with all of its textual variants,
and in all of the different contexts in which it is found in the early editions and manuscripts.
In the mean time, this should suffice to celebrate La Rochefoucaulds 400th birthday: today, September 15, 2013.
A Random Maxime from La Rochefoucauld:
|27||On fait souvent vanité des passions même les plus criminelles; mais lenvie est une passion timide et honteuse que lon nose jamais avouer.|