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Madame De Stael Quotes

A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to submit to it.

A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.

In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.

Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.

Love is the emplem of eternity; it confounds all notions of time; effaces all memory of begining, all fear of an end.

Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's.

Men err from selfishness; women because they are weak.

One must chose in life between boredom and suffering.

One must, in one's life, make a choice between boredom and suffering.

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.

Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them.

Speech happens to not be his language.

The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.

The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.

The more I see of men the more I like dogs.