French Memoirist Quotes
We must love stupid people better than ourselves; are they not the really unfortunate ones of this world? Do not people without taste and without ideal grow constantly weary, rejoicing in nothing, and being quite useless here below?
There is a greater distance between love and indifference than between hatred and love.
Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy
There is nothing in the world which does not have its decisive moment, and the masterpiece of good management is to recognize and grasp this moment.
Jean François Paul de Gondi
Of Madame Letizia Bonaparte:
She was very ignorant, not only of our literature, but of that of her own country.
Letizia Bonaparte was the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte
Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantes
All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their streams, all rivers go down to and are drowned in the sea. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.
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Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned.
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If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon