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Maxims and reflections of Winston Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

Maxims and reflections of Winston Churchill

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Published by Collins in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementarranged and provided with a preface by Colin Coote, and selected by him in collaboration with Denzil Batchelor.
ContributionsCoote, Colin, 1893-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA566.9 C5 A28
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18368183M

The next edition, the sixth, was published inabout thirteen years after the author's death. Such, candidly, I believe I am in outward appearance, and I believe it will be found that what I have said above of myself is not far from the real case. Still, as we lean over the stern of the ship and watch the swirling eddies in our wake, the most rigid and resolute of us must feel how many currents are playing their part in the movements of the vessel that bears us onwards. Can anyone tell me if I should?

Writing to her daughter, she says, "Believe me, it is not for nothing he has moralised all his life; he has thought so often on his last moments that they are nothing new or unfamiliar to him. It is one of the books I would like to take with me to Purgatory. I am rather embarrassed in talking of my nose, for it is neither flat nor aquiline, nor large; nor pointed: but I believe, as far as I can say, it is too large than too small, and comes down just a trifle too low. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and a history professor at Northwestern.

The Maxims are printed from the edition ofthe last published during the author's life, and the last which received his corrections. The bitter sweets of a pious despair melt into an agreeable sense of compulsory resignation from which we turn with renewed zest to the lighter vanities of life. To give but one example, the celebrated Maxim as to the misfortunes of our friends, was omitted in the last edition of the book, published in Rochefoucauld's life-time, yet in every English edition this Maxim appears in the body of the work. Had the Churchills made their home in a more modest dwelling, as Clementine apparently wanted, rather than the money pit Chartwell which Winston purchased on the sly when she was laid up after the birth of their fifth childhis income would have been sufficient to maintain the family in style.


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Maxims and reflections of Winston Churchill by Winston S. Churchill Download PDF Ebook

Churchill had always been good at war strategies, even from an early age, and loved to predict military battles. Revised and improved. Some examples from both are given in the notes to this translation.

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Though so often translated, there is not a complete English edition of the Maxims and Reflections. So when George Orwell imagined that in his novel, Churchill read it twice. The Duke de la Rochefoucauld was strongly opposed to the Cardinal's party.

Now made English. Last Maxims and reflections of Winston Churchill book in a remainder binding by Cassell in Adds truth to the adage 'behind every great man is a great woman'.

Many of these maxims were early translated into French, but with little success; and even in Germany it was only so late Maxims and reflections of Winston Churchill book the year that they appeared in a separate form, Maxims and reflections of Winston Churchill book the addition of some sort of critical comment and a brief explanation of their origin and history.

The bitter disappointment of the passionate love, the high hopes then formed, the deceit and treachery then witnessed, furnished the real key to their meaning. Notwithstanding the assertion of Bayle, that "there are few people so bigoted to antiquity as not to prefer the Memoirs of La Rochefoucauld to the Commentaries of Caesar," or the statement of Voltaire, "that the Memoirs are universally read and the Maxims are learnt by heart," few persons at the present day ever heard of the Memoirs, and the knowledge of most as to the Maxims is confined to that most celebrated of all, though omitted from his last edition, "There is something in the misfortunes of our best friends which does not wholly displease us.

I have in my countenance somewhat of grief and pride, which gives many people an idea I despise them, although I am not at all given to do so. By Mrs.

I seized the largest brush and fell upon my victim with Berserk fury. Driemen Churchill believed it was extremely important to sustain good relations with these men and continue to fight for victory and peace.

It is curious to see how the expressions of the bitterest writer of English political satire to a great extent express the same ideas as the great French satirist of private life. To say that they are important as a whole would be a feeble tribute to a work eloquent for itself, and beyond the need of praise; but so deep is the wisdom of these maxims, so wide their reach, so compact a product are they of Goethe's wonderful genius, that it is something of a reproach to literature to find the most of them left untranslated for the sixty years they have been before the world.

Rochefoucauld had sacrificed all to her; even the favour of Cardinal Richelieu, but when she became regent she bestowed her favours upon those she hated; her friends were forgotten.

Another proof that although these maxims are in some cases of universal application, they were based entirely on the experience of the age in which the author lived. Rochefoucauld was much affected by this, but perhaps still more by the death of the young Duc de Longueville, who perished on the same occasion.

Throughout his political career, he relied upon rich acquaintances to bail him out. This little collection was read with avidity, it taught people to think, and to comprise their thoughts in a lively, precise, and delicate turn of expression. Fine firsts pp, well illustrated are rare, but frequently reprinted, with probably more individual editions and foreign language translations than any other Churchill work.

But Richelieu of course discovered this plot, and Rochefoucauld was, of course, sent to the Bastile.His fourteen hundred Maxims and Reflections reveal some of his deepest thought on art, ethics, literature and natural science, but also his immediate reactions to books, chance encounters or his administrative work.

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