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Marie Anne du Deffand
(1697-1780) born on
French intellectual.
         
   
F
I hear nothings, I speak nothings, I take interest in nothing and from nothing to nothing I travel gently down the dull way which leads to becoming nothing.

R
God is not more incomprehensible than you; but if he is not more just, it is hardly worth while beIieving in him.
A
Distance doesn't matter: it is only the first step that is difficult.
N
. . . everything seems insupportable to me. This may very well be because I am insupportable myself.
K
Ah! I shall repeat it endlessly, the only misfortune is to be born!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter to Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, 7 Jul 1763; in "Correspondance Inedite," 1859.
R: Letter to Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, 7 Jul 1763; in "Correspondance Inedite," 1859.
A: Referring to the legend that St Denis walked six miles, carrying his head in his hand;Letter to Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, 7 Jul 1763; in "Correspondance Inedite," 1859.
N: Letter to Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, 7 Jul 1763; in "Correspondance Inedite," 1859.
K: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
   


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