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Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

  • One is not stupid if one thinks one has no intelligence. A fool would never realize that.

    • Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont,
    • "Beauty and the Beast" ()
  • It is neither the handsomeness nor the wit of a husband that makes a wife contented; it is goodness of character, virtue, kindness ...

    • Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont,
    • "Beauty and the Beast" ()
  • One can overcome pride, anger, gluttony, and laziness in oneself, but the reform of a wicked and envious heart is a miracle.

    • Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont,
    • "Beauty and the Beast" ()
  • True happiness consists ... in making others happy.

    • Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont,
    • in Marcel Cordier, La Lorraine des Ecrivains ()

Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, French writer

(1711 - 1780)

Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont abridged Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s original “La Belle et La Bête” in 1756, and it’s her version that most of us know today.