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J. DE FINOD
American translator and editor
(fl. 1875)

All bow to virtue and then walk away.
      - [Virtue]

Experience is a keen knife that hurts while it extracts the cataract that blinds.
      - [Experience]

Grief counts the seconds; happiness forgets the hours.
      - [Time]

Politeness is as natural to delicate natures as perfume is to flowers.
      - [Politeness]

Rejected lovers need never despair! There are four-and-twenty hours in a day, and not a moment in the twenty-four in which a woman may not change her mind.
      - [Courtship]

Self-love was born before love.
      - [Self-love]

Simplicity is a captivating grace in woman, as rare as it is attractive.
      - [Simplicity]

The maiden's blush lights the volcano in the lover's heart.
      - [Blandishment]

There is a French saying: "Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love."
      - [Wedlock]

Virtue, as understood by the world, is a constant struggle against the laws of nature.
      - [Nature]

Women of the world never use harsh expressions when condemning their rivals. Like the savage they hurl elegant arrows, ornamented with feathers of purple and azure, but with poisoned points.
      - [Rivalry]


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