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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Madame de Maintenon
 
  Contempt is the only way to triumph over calumny.  1
  In manners tranquillity is the supreme power.  2
  The true way of softening one’s troubles is to solace those of others.  3
  You know that in everything women write there are always a thousand faults of grammar, but, with your permission, a harmony which is rare in the writings of men.  4
 
 
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