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Bernardin de Saint Pierre Quotes


French author
(1737 - 1814)

Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism.
[Beauty]
 

Our ancestors have travelled the iron age; the golden is before us.
[Expectation]
 

Party standards are the shadows in which patriotism is buried.
[Party]
 

The Christian religion alone contemplates the conjugal union in the order of nature; it is the only religion which presents woman to man as a companion; every other abandons, her to him as a slave. To religion alone do women owe the liberty they enjoy; and from the liberty of women that of nations has flowed, accompanied with the proscription of many inhuman usages diffused over other parts of the world; such as slavery, seraglios, and eunuchs.