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Madame de Lambert
“We like to know the weakness of eminent persons; it consoles us for our inferiority.”
“The first rule for speaking well is to think well.”
“We live with our defects as with the odors we carry about us: we do not perceive them, but they incommode those who approach us.”
Madame de Lambert, French writer
(1647 - 1733)
Full name: Anne Thérèse de Marguenat de Courcelles, Marquise de Lambert.