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Ninon de Lenclos
(1620-1705) born on
Nov 10
French society figure, courtesan. Her beauty and wit attracted famous men of the day; wrote "La Coquette Vengee," 1659.
         
   
F
We should take care to lay in a stock of provisions, but not of pleasures: these should be gathered day by day.

R
The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.
A
Much more genius is needed to make love than to command armies.
N
Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion.
K
The resistance of a woman is not always proof of her virtue but more frequently of her experience.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Correspondence authentique de Ninonde Lenclos," ed. Emile Colombey, 1886.
R: "Correspondence authentique de Ninonde Lenclos," ed. Emile Colombey, 1886.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "L'Esprit des Autres," Ch. 3.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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