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I do not want an echo of myself from my children. I do not want to hear from them merely the reverberation of my own voice.
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Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.

— Madame De Stael

Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.

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Liberty is the only idea which circulates with the human blood, in all ages, in all countries, and in all literature - liberty that is, and what cannot be separated from liberty, a love of country.

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Ought not every woman, like every man, to follow the bent of her own talents?

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A perfect piece of architecture kindles that aimless reverie, which bears the soul we know not whither.

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Life teaches much, but to all thinking persons it brings ever closer the will of God - not because their faculties decline, but on the contrary, because they increase.

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Intellect is a sin that must be atoned for by leading exactly the life of those who have none.

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If one hour's work is enough to govern France, four minutes is all that is needed for Italy. There is no nation more easily frightened; even its poetic imagination predisposes it to fear, and they look upon power as on an image that fills them with terror.

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There are women vain of advantages not connected with their persons, such as birth, rank, and fortune; it is difficult to feel less the dignity of the sex. The origin of all women may be called celestial, for their power is the offspring of the gifts of Nature; by yielding to pride and ambition they soon destroy the magic of their charms.

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Life resembles Gobelin tapestry; you do not see the canvass on the right side; but when you turn it, the threads are visible.

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Anyone who can see as far as tomorrow in politics arouses the wrath of people who can see no farther than today.

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Happy the land where the writers are sad, the merchants satisfied, the rich melancholic, and the populace content.

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It is obvious that the most despotic forms of social organization would be suitable for inert men who are satisfied with the situation fate has placed them in, and that the most abstract form of democratic theory would be practicable among sages guided only by their reason. The only problem is to what degree it is possible to excite or to contain the passions without endangering public happiness.

— Madame De Stael

Mystery such as is given of God is beyond the power of human penetration, yet not in opposition to it.

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Truth and, by consequence, liberty, will always be the chief power of honest men.

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Let us then blend everything: love, religion, genius, with sunshine, perfume, music, and poetry.

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Providence protects us in all the details of our lot.

— Madame De Stael

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