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MADAME ANNE SOPHIE SWETCHINE (SOIMONOFF)
Russian-French writer
(1782 - 1857)
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We are amused through the intellect, but it is the heart that saves us from ennui.
      - [Ennui]

We are often prophets to others only because we are our own historians.
      - [Experience]

We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
      - [Charity]

We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more. A straw or a feather sustains itself long in the air.
      - [Strength]

We do not judge men by what they are in themselves, but by what they are relatively to us.
      - [Character]

We expect everything, and are prepared for nothing.
      - [Anticipation]

We forgive too little, forget too much.
      - [Forgiveness]

We must labor unceasingly to render our piety reasonable, and our reason pious.
      - [Piety]

Weakness is born vanquished.
      - [Weakness]

What is resignation? It is putting God between one's self and one's grief.
      - [Resignation]

When fresh sorrows have caused us to take some steps in the right way, we may not complain. We have invested in a life annuity, but the income remains.
      - [Sorrow]

When we see the shameful fortunes amassed in all quarters of the globe, are we not impelled to exclaim that Judas' thirty pieces of silver have fructified across the centuries?
      - [Riches]

Where there is a question of economy, I prefer privation.
      - [Economy]

Years do not make sages; they only make old men.
      - [Age]

Youth should be a savings-bank.
      - [Youth]


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