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Anne-therese De Marguenat De Courcelles

Anne-Thérèse de Marguenat de Courcelles (1647 – 12 July 1733), who on her marriage became Madame de Lambert, Marquise de Saint-Bris, and is generally known as the Marquise de Lambert, was a French writer and salonnière

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Temperance adds zest to pleasure.

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Politeness costs little and yields much.

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Simplicity is oftenest an adroit pretence.

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The first rule for speaking well is to think well.

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We like to know the weakness of eminent persons; it consoles us for our inferiority.

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Perfect friendship puts us under the necessity of being virtuous. As it can only be preserved among ...

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One of the duties of old-age, is the management of time. The less that remains to us, the more valua ...

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The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeki ...

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We live with our defects as with the odors we carry about us: we do not perceive them, but they inco ...

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The love of esteem is the life and soul of society; it unites us to one another : I want your approb ...

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Would you be esteemed? live with persons that are estimable.

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We can easily forgive want of means; but littleness, with means, is disgusting.

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The most necessary disposition to relish pleasures is to know how to be without them.

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