Cynicism Leads Nowhere: The Case Of François De La Rochefoucauld


Is there any merit in taking a cynical view of life?  Are the observations of cynicism realistic, brave observations on human nature, freed from sentimentality, or are they only the somber commentary offered by one who is a loser at the game of life, taking solace in his weakness and failure?  There are compelling arguments either way.  What is not disputed, however, is that  François de La Rochefoucauld was one of the most brilliantly cynical epigrammers who ever lived.

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