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Madame de Stael Quotes
Brief author info: Madame de Stael (1766-1817) French writer. (Anne Maria Louis Germaine Necker, Baroness de Stael-Holstein) Novelist and literary critic; known for her salons, which attracted intelligentsia of the period.
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Love is the whole history of a woman's life; it is but an episode in a man's.
Love which is only an episode in the life of men, is the entire history of the life of women.
The greatest happiness is to transform ones feelings into actions.
The more we know, the better we forgive; Whoe'er feels deeply, feels for all who live.
We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
What matters in a character is not whether one holds this or that opinion: what matters is how proudly one upholds it.
Love is above the laws, above the opinion of men; it is the truth, the flame, the pure element, the primary idea of the moral world.
In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
Divine Wisdom, intending to detain us some time on earth, has done well to cover with a veil the prospect of the life to come; for if our sight could clearly distinguish the opposite bank, who would remain on this tempestuous coast of time?
We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.
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