Madame de Maintenon, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, formerly Madame Scarron

Madame de
Maintenon, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, formerly Madame Scarron
1635
1719

Second Wife of Louis XIV of France, known as Madame Scarron during her first marriage

Author Quotes

The philosophy puts us above sizes, but nothing puts us above boredom.

The sin is still better than the hypocrisy.

The true way to soften his sentence is to relieve those of others.

The women do must never forget that they are the slaves of opinion public.

The world is a liar: he promises pleasures and only provides penalties.

The world is a liar: we promise the pleasure and he gives as punishment.

There is this important difference between love and friendship: while the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equalities.

We complained about the brevity of life, and all our efforts tend to go short .

Women should never forget that they are a slave to public opinion.

You know that in everything women write there are always a thousand faults of grammar, but, with your permission, a harmony which is rare in the writings of men.

The denial solves many of the problems of the existence female.

The denial solves many problems of female existence.

The height of power in women, so far as manners are concerned, rests in tranquility.

The jealousy of a heart of woman is the dark terror that his joy must end.

The jealousy of a woman's heart is dark terror that his joy must end.

It is with many enterprises as with striking fire; we do not meet with success except by reiterated efforts, and often at the instant when we despaired of success.

Ladies , smile so that more later your wrinkles are well placed .

Nothing is less reasonable than wanting the children they are.

Nothing is more easy than irreproachable conduct.

Nothing is more reasonable to want the children to be.

One triumphs over calumny only by disdaining it.

Parley and surrender signify the same thing where virtue is concerned.

People complain about the brevity of life, and all our efforts are to briefly.

Philosophy may raise us above grandeur, but nothing can elevate us above the ennui which accompanies it.

Save those who fill the highest stations, I know of none more unfortunate than those who envy them.

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First Name
Madame de
Last Name
Maintenon, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, formerly Madame Scarron
Birth Date
1635
Death Date
1719
Bio

Second Wife of Louis XIV of France, known as Madame Scarron during her first marriage