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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.