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Marie Madeleine de la Fayette

  • Most mothers think that to keep young people away from lovemaking, it is enough never to mention it in front of them.

  • One may forgive infidelity, but one does not forget it.

    • Marie Madeleine de la Fayette,
    • in J. De Finod, ed., A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness ()
  • You love writing; I hate it; and if I had a lover who expected a note from me every morning, I should certainly break with him. Let me beg you then not to measure my friendship by my writing ...

    • Marie Madeleine de la Fayette,
    • 1673, in Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné, The Letters of Madame de Sévigné, vol. 2 ()
  • ... I have left all my business and all my husbands; I have taken with me only fair weather and my children, which is as much as I want.

    • Marie Madeleine de la Fayette,
    • 1673, in Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné, The Letters of Madame de Sévigné, vol. 2 ()

Marie Madeleine de la Fayette, French writer

(1634 - 1693)

Full name: Marie Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne de la Fayette.