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|Hero. The famous phrase, " No man is a hero to his valet-de-chambre," has been |
attributed to Madame de Sevigne, and, on the authority of Mademoiselle Aisse, to
Madame Cornuel (Letters, p. ... a man has seemed to the world to be a miracle in
whom his wife and his valet have not even seen anything remarkable. ... But
Schopenhauer contends that the proverb is true, because no man is really great.
|(In his Phenomenology, Hegel had augmented the old French saying that no |
man is a hero to his valet by adding: "not, however, because the man is not a
hero, but because the valet - is a valet, whose dealings are with the man not as a
|"My husband's first wife," replied the afflicted female. ... Mortimer Feinberg (|
quoted in Business Week, March 10, 1975) No man is a hero to his wife's
psychiatrist. ... "This is not because the hero is no hero but because the valet is a
|No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but |
because the valet is a valet. - Hegel, Georg Once the state has been founded,
there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized
|'No man is a hero to his valet' was an aphorism of Anne Bigot de Cornuel (1605|
—94) — worked over by many, including the dialectic logician Georg Wilhelm
Friedrich ... This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a
|Since, in the action as such, the doer attains to a vision of himself in objectivity, or |
to a feeling of self in his existence, and ... No man is a hero to his valet; not,
however, because the man is not a hero, but because the valet — is a valet,
|The Judge goes beyond the preoccupation with the Doer's internal inconsistency |
and hypocrisy, his knowledge . ... gives his version of a French saying: “No
man is a hero to his valet; not, however, because the man is not a hero, but ...
|No man is a hero to his valet, Not because the hero is no hero, But because the |
valet is a valet, Said Hegel, who lived when both the hero And the valet still
thrived. Our small-souled age Knows no heroes. We are our own valets, Less
alert to ...
|"No man is a hero to his valet de chambre" is usually attributed to Marie de |
Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevign£ (1626-1696) ... Hegel was the first to add:
"Yet not because the former is no hero, but rather because the latter is only a
valet de ...
|... never to have quite shaken off, we must not forget the conversation between |
him and Bernardin de Saint- Pierre, who, ... We question whether any good name
— the name of any first-rate man —can be cited in favour of the hero-and-valet ...
everything: and as in our humble world, so in the greatest: a duke is no more a
hero to his valet-de-chambre than you or I. ... (because, perhaps, it brings them
nearer to their level), but 'tis always a mortification to me, to observe that there is