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Marie-Anne de Vichy-Chamrond
“[On the legend that after being beheaded St. Denis walked six miles with his head in his hands:] It is only the first step that is difficult.”
“Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.”
“Shallow men speak of the past, wise men of the present, and fools of the future.”
“I love nothing and that is the true cause of my ennui.”
Marie-Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, French patron of the arts, salonist
(1697 - 1780)
Full name: Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand. (Sometimes seen as Madame du Deffand.)