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MADAME SUZANNE CURCHOD NECKER
Swiss (French-born) writer and leader in literary circles
(1739 - 1794)
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Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong.
      - [Obstinacy]

One can impose silence on sentiment, but one cannot give it limits.
      - [Sentiment]

One of the first observations to make in conversation is the state, or the character, and the education of the person to whom we speak.
      - [Conversation]

Order in a house ought to be like the machinery in opera, whose effect produces great pleasure, but whose ends must be hid.
      - [Order]

Our own cast-off sorrows are not sufficient to constitute sympathy for others.
      - [Sympathy]

Reason ought not, like vanity, to adorn herself with ancient parchments, and the display of a genealogical tree; more dignified in her proceedings, and proud of her immortal nature, she ought to derive everything from herself.
      - [Reason]

Recognized probity is the surest of all oaths.
      - [Oaths]

Remarkable places are like the summits of rocks; eagles and reptiles only can get there.
      - [Ambition]

Romance is the poetry of literature.
      - [Romance]

That woman is happiest whose life is passed in the shadow of a manly, loving heart.
      - [Retirement]

The heart of a good man is the sanctuary of God in this world.
      - [Heart]

The inconvenience or the beauty of the blush, which is the greater?
      - [Blushes]

The more heart, the more sorrow.
      - [Heart]

The most subtle flattery that a woman can receive is by actions, not by words.
      - [Flattery]

The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms; everything is more beautiful when they have passed.
      - [Quarrels]

The weakness of women has been given them to call forth the virtues of men.
      - [Weakness]

Want of perseverance is the great fault of women in everything--morals, attention to health, friendship, and so on. It cannot be too often repeated that women never reach the end of anything through want of perseverance.
      - [Perseverance]

When death gives us a long lease of life, it takes as hostages all those whom we have loved.
      - [Death]

Woman's tongue is her weapon, her sword, which she never permits to rest or rust.
      - [Loquacity]

Women do not often have it in their power to give like men, but they forgive like Heaven.
      - [Forgiveness]

Worship your heroes from afar; contact withers them.
      - [Heroes]

You may be more prodigal of time than of money.
      - [Time]


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