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MADAME JEANNE MARIE PHLIPON DE LA PLATIERE ROLAND
French revolutionary and highly gifted woman
(1754 - 1793)

Chamfort makes me laugh and think at the same time; that is true wit.
      - [Thought]

Deep joy is a serene and sober emotion, rarely evinced in open merriment.
      - [Joy]

Every one speaks of it, few know it.
      - [Happiness]

Flirtation is the tomb of virtue.
      - [Flirting]

If the world despises hypocrites, what must be the estimate of them in heaven?
      - [Hypocrisy]

In delicate souls love never presents itself but under the veil of esteem.
      - [Delicacy]

Leisure will always be found by persons who know how to employ their time; those who want time are the people who do nothing.
      - [Leisure]

O liberty! liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name.
      - [Liberty]

Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.
      - [Selfishness]

Society is ever ready to worship success, but rarely forgives failure.
      - [Society]

The feeble howl with the wolves, bray with the asses, and bleat with the sheep.
      - [Weakness]

The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.
      - [Opinion]

We treat fortune like a mistress--the more she yields, the more we demand.
      - [Fortune]

What indulgence does the world extend to those evil-speakers who, under the mask of friendship, stab indiscriminately with the keen, though rusty blade of slander!
      - [Slander]

O liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name!
  [Fr., O liberte! que de crimes on commet dans ton nom!]
      - Memoirs--Appendix [Liberty]


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