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Marie-Jeanne Roland

  • A fondness for satire indicates a mind pleased with irritating others; for myself, I never could find amusement in killing flies.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • 1776, in Lydia Maria Child, Memoirs of Madame de Staël and of Madame Roland ()
  • People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • 1792, in Lydia Maria Child, Memoirs of Madame de Staël and of Madame Roland ()
  • It is impossible to rise to freedom, from the midst of corruptions, without strong convulsions. They are the salutary crises of a serious disease. We are in want of a terrible political fever, to carry off our foul humors.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • 1791, in Lydia Maria Child, Memoirs of Madame de Staël and of Madame Roland ()
  • If we do not die for liberty, we shall soon have nothing left to do but weep for her.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • 1791, in Lydia Maria Child, Memoirs of Madame de Staël and of Madame Roland ()
  • I was not always free from melancholy; but even melancholy had its charms.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • 1791, in Lydia Maria Child, Memoirs of Madame de Staël and of Madame Roland ()
  • It would have cost me more trouble to escape from injustice, than it does to submit to it.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • 1793, in Lydia Maria Child, Memoirs of Madame de Staël and of Madame Roland ()
  • Ennui is the disease of hearts without feeling, and of minds without resources.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • 1793, in Lydia Maria Child, Memoirs of Madame de Staël and of Madame Roland ()
  • [On her way to the guillotine:] O Liberty! O Liberty! How many crimes are committed in thy name!

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • 1793, in Alphonse de Lamartine, Histoire des Girondins ()
  • The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • in J. De Finod, ed., A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness ()
  • The feeble howl with the wolves, bray with the asses, and bleat with the sheep.

    • Marie-Jeanne Roland,
    • in J. De Finod, ed., A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness ()

Marie-Jeanne Roland, French political leader

(1754 - 1793)

Full name: Marie-Jeanne Philipon Roland. She was usually simply referred to as Madame Roland.