French Celebrated Consort of King Louis XIV of France who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife and bore seven of his children, wife of Louis Henri de Pardaillan de Gondrin
"There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality. "
"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."
"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."