Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Jeanne-Marie Roland
(1754-1793) born on
Mar 17
French revolutionary. Her salon became a forum for the Girondin revolutionary faction.

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F
"It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth."

R
"A fondness for satire indicates a mind pleased with irritating others; for myself, I never could find amusement in killing flies."
A
"The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it."
N
"People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry."
K
"The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Defense, written at the Conciergerie, the night after cross-examination."
R: "In "Memoirs of Madame de Stael and of Madame Roland , 1847."
A: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
N: "In "Memoirs of Madame de Stael and of Madame Roland, 1847."
K: Attributed.


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