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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Marguerite de Valois
 
  A woman of honor should not suspect another of things she would not do herself.  1
  Bashfulness is not becoming to maidenhood, though modesty always is.  2
  Blushes cannot be counterfeited.  3
  Delicacy is the genuine tint of virtue.  4
  Excitement is the drunkenness of the spirits. Only calm waters reflect heaven in their bosom.  5
  God has put into the heart of man love and the boldness to sue, and into the heart of woman fear and the courage to refuse.  6
  Gold adulterated one thing only—the human heart.  7
  Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart.  8
  I should rejoice if my pleasures were as pleasing to God as they are to myself.  9
  In love as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.  10
  It is only the educated who can produce or appreciate high art.  11
  It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken.  12
  Servitude is inherent; we are all slaves to duty or to force.  13
  Tears may be dried up, but the heart never.  14
  Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength.  15
  The cup of joy is heaviest when empty.  16
  There are few husbands whom the wife cannot win in the long run, by patience and love.  17
  There are women so hard to please that it would seem as if nothing less than an angel would suit them; and hence it comes that they often encounter devils.  18
  There is in us more of the appearance of sense and virtue than of the reality.  19
  Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous.  20
 
 
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