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MARGUERITE DE VALOIS
French princess and scholar

A woman of honor should not suspect another of things she would not do herself.
      - [Suspicion]

Bashfulness is not becoming to maidenhood, though modesty always is.
      - [Bashfulness]

Blushes cannot be counterfeited.
      - [Blushes]

Delicacy is the genuine tint of virtue.
      - [Delicacy]

Excitement is the drunkenness of the spirits. Only calm waters reflect heaven in their bosom.
      - [Excitement]

God has put into the heart of man love and the boldness to sue, and into the heart of woman fear and the courage to refuse.
      - [Courtship]

Gold adulterates one thing only,--the human heart.
      - [Gold]

Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart.
      - [Age]

I should rejoice if my pleasures were as pleasing to God as they are to myself.
      - [Pleasure]

In love as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.
      - [Love]

It is only the educated who can produce or appreciate high art.
      - [Art]

It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken.
      - [Flirting]

Servitude is inherent; we are all slaves to duty or to force.
      - [Servitude]

Tears may be dried up, but the heart never.
      - [Heart]

Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength.
      - [Temptation]

The cup of joy is heaviest when empty.
      - [Joy]

There are few husbands whom the wife cannot win in the long run, by patience and love.
      - [Wedlock]

There are women so hard to please that it would seem as if nothing less than an angel would suit them; and hence it comes that they often encounter devils.
      - [Caprice]

There is in us more of the appearance of sense and virtue than of the reality.
      - [Appearance]

Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous.
      - [Disappointment]


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