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Céleste de Chateaubriand
“[On Napoleon, in 1815:] The moment it was certain that the lion had been chained, sufficient words could not be found to damn him.”
“A thousand pardons for troubling you so often; but this is the way with ladies given to good works. I know of no people more troublesome, more tiresome, more headstrong, and more useless.”
Céleste de Chateaubriand, French literary figure, founder of old-age home for priests
(1774 - 1847)
Full name: Céleste Buisson de la Vigne de Chateaubriand. Known as the Viscountess de Chateaubriand.