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Marie de Sevigne
(1626-1696) born on
Feb 05
French diarist. She was a prolific correspondent whose 1700 letters to her daughter reflected the social history of the reign of Louis XIV.
         
   
F
. . . long journeys are strange things: if we were always to continue in the same mind we are in at the end of a journey, we should never stir from the place we were then in . . .

R
There is no real evil in life, except great pain; all the rest is imaginary, and depends on the light in which we view things.
A
The desire to be singular and to astonish by ways out of the common seems to me to be the source of many virtues.
N
True friendship is never serene.
K
. . . it seldom happens, I think, that a man has the civility to die when all the world wishes it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 31 May 1671; "Letters of Madame de Sevigne to Her Daughter and Friends," 1811.
R: "Letters of Madame de Sevigne to Her Daughter and Friends," 1811.
A: "Letters of Madame de Sevigne to Her Daughter and Friends," 1811.
N: 10 Sep 1671, "Letters of Madame de Sevigne to Her Daughter and Friends," 1811.
K: 1 Mar 1680, "Letters of Madame de Sevigne to Her Daughter and Friends," 1811.
   


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