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

Sin is not so sinful as hypocrisy.

In manners, tranquility is the supreme power.

In society mediocrity is not alone dangerous, it is fatal.

It is to be well advanced in the science of life that know suffering.

All pleasures are commendable that do not culminate in regret.

Be on guard against the taste you have to mind. Too clever humiliates those who have little.

Behold the fine appointment he makes with me; that man never did love anyone but himself.

Consolidate men, they listen; Consolidate women, they ‚pieront.

Contempt is the only way to triumph over calumny.

Delicacy is to affectation what grace is to beauty.

Evil report, like the Italian stiletto, is an assassin?s weapon, worthy only of the bravo.

For women, the sweetness is the best way to be right.

Hope says to us constantly, ?Go on, go on,? and leads us thus to the grave.

It is not the absence, but the mastery, of our passions which affords happiness.

The scars of the body - what are they, compared to the hidden ones of the heart?

The true way of softening one's troubles is to solace those of others.

We do not meet with success except by reiterated efforts.

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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