Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Madame de Puisieux, Madeleine de Puisieux

French Writer and Feminist

"Jealousy is an awkward homage which inferiority renders to merit."

"A great name without merit is like an epitaph on a coffin."

"Curiosity has lost more young girls than love."

"Most persons are disposed to expend more than they can afford, and to indulge more than they can endure."

"The acceptance of favors from the other sex is a woman's first step towards self-committal."