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Marie Anne du Deffand
(1697-1780) born on
French intellectual.
         
   
F
I do not know why Diogenes * went looking for a man: nothing could happen to him worse than finding one.

R
Do I believe in ghosts? No, but I'm afraid of them.
A
I love nothing and that is the true cause of my ennui.
N
Heed the still, small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.
K
Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weakness.
 
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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: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Letter to Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, 7 Jul 1763; in "Correspondance Inedite," 1859.
N: In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.
K: Quoted in "Lettres a Voltaire," ed. Joseph Trabucco, 1922
   


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