Ninon de L'Enclos - Quotes

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Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be. ---->>>

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful. ---->>>

Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion. ---->>>

Men lose more conquests by their own awkwardness than by any virtue in the woman. ---->>>

The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.

The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.

A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them. ---->>>

A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover.

A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover.

Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it. ---->>>

It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness. ---->>>

Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention. ---->>>

If God had to give a woman wrinkles, He might at least have put them on the soles of her feet. ---->>>

Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly. ---->>>

The resistance of a woman is not always a proof of her virtue, but more frequently of her experience. ---->>>

The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them. ---->>>

Actors ought to be larger than life. You come across quite enough ordinary, nondescript people in daily life and I don't see why you should be subjected to them on the stage too. ---->>>

The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell. ---->>>

Old age is a woman's hell. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: October 17, 1705
Occupation: Author
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Anne "Ninon" de l'Enclos also spelled Ninon de Lenclos and Ninon de Lanclos (10 November 1620 – 17 October 1705) was a French author, courtesan, freethinker, and patron of the arts.(wikipedia)