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Ninon de Lenclos Quotes





A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover.
 

Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.
 

It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.
 

The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.
 

Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly.