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Marguerite de Navarre
“Some there are who are much more ashamed of confessing a sin than of committing it.”
“Though jealousy be produced by love, as ashes are by fire, yet jealousy extinguishes love as ashes smother the flame ...”
“Blessed ... is he who has it in his power to do evil, yet does it not.”
“Man is wise ... when he recognizes no greater enemy than himself.”
“People pretend ... not to like grapes when they are too high for them to reach.”
“I have heard much of these languishing lovers, but I never yet saw one of them die for love.”
Marguerite de Navarre, French queen, poet, writer, supporter of humanists and reformers
(1492 - 1549)
Also known as Marguerite d’Angoulême or Marguerite d’Alençon.