Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Ninon de Lenclos
(1620-1705) born on
Nov 10
French "society figure, courtesan". "Her beauty and wit attracted famous men of the day; wrote "La Coquette Vengee," 1659."

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F
"We should take care to lay in a stock of provisions, but not of pleasures: these should be gathered day by day."

R
The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.
A
Much more genius is needed to make love than to command armies.
N
"Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion."
K
The resistance of a woman is not always proof of her virtue but more frequently of her experience.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Correspondence authentique de Ninonde Lenclos," ed. Emile Colombey, 1886."
R: ""Correspondence authentique de Ninonde Lenclos," ed. Emile Colombey, 1886."
A: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
N: ""L'Esprit des Autres," Ch. 3."
K: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."


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