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Sophie von LaRoche

  • ... none but the estimable shall hear from me that I esteem them. The whole world is entitled to my courtesy, but greater tribute than that must be earned through virtuous acts.

  • Examine the measure of your children's capacities, and leave none of them uncultivated. However modest you may be in dress and other expenditures for a person of your rank, consecrate all you have to your children's education.

  • Never raise your hand menacingly, but only in a friendly gesture!

Sophie von LaRoche, German novelist

(1730 - 1807)

Full name: Maria Sophie Gutermann von Gutershofen von La Roche.