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Madeleine de Scudéry

  • The only rose without thorns is friendship.

    • Madeleine de Scudéry,
    • in J. De Finod, ed., A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness ()
  • Love is a capricious creature which desires everything and can be contented with almost nothing.

    • Madeleine de Scudéry
  • Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterward.

    • Madeleine de Scudéry
  • Virtue which has never been attacked by temptation is deserving of no monument.

    • Madeleine de Scudéry
  • A jealous man always finds more than he looks for.

    • Madeleine de Scudéry

Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer

(1607 - 1701)

Most often seen as Mademoiselle de Scudéry.