Aphorisms by author: Francoise d`Aubigne Marquise de Maintenon

There is this important difference between love and friendship: while the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equalities.
By theme : Friendship Love
Sin is not so sinful as hypocrisy.
By theme : Behavior Morality
The height of power in women, so far as manners are concerned, rests in tranquillity.
By theme : Behavior Wisdom Women
Contempt is the only way to triumph over calumny.
By theme : Behavior Relations Wisdom
In manners, tranquillity is the supreme power.
By theme : Behavior Society
All pleasures are commendable that do not culminate in regret.
By theme : Wisdom
Save those who fill the highest stations, I know of none more unfortunate than those who envy them.
By theme : Unhappiness
Delicacy is to affectation what grace is to beauty.
By theme : Beauty Behavior
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