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Marie de France

  • A bully is not reasonable — he is persuaded only by threats.

    • Marie de France,
    • 12th cent., in Jeanette Beer, trans., Medieval Fables of Marie de France ()
  • We love what we should scorn if we were wiser.

    • Marie de France,
    • 12th cent., in Jeanette Beer, trans., Medieval Fables of Marie de France ()
  • The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world.

    • Marie de France,
    • 12th cent., in Jeanette Beer, trans., Medieval Fables of Marie de France ()
  • The rich are never threatened by the poor — they do not notice them.

    • Marie de France,
    • 12th cent., in Jeanette Beer, trans., Medieval Fables of Marie de France ()
  • Desire can blind us to the hazards of our enterprises.

    • Marie de France,
    • 12th cent., in Jeanette Beer, trans., Medieval Fables of Marie de France ()
  • By men's words we know them.

    • Marie de France,
    • 12th cent., in Jeanette Beer, trans., Medieval Fables of Marie de France ()
  • You have to endure what you can't change.

    • Marie de France

Marie de France, French poet

(1155 - 1190)