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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
A sensible woman should be guided by her bead when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover.

R
A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them.
A
Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly.
N
Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.
K
It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "20,000 Quips and Quotes" by Evan Esar, 1968.
R: In "20,000 Quips and Quotes" by Evan Esar, 1968.
A: c. 1660, "Letters," 1870.
N: c. 1660, "Letters," 1870.
K: In "20,000 Quips and Quotes" by Evan Esar, 1968.
   


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