Quotes by Germaine De Stael

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Anne Louise Germaine de Stal (April 22, 1766 July 14, 1817) was a French-speaking Swiss author living in Paris and abroad who determined literary tastes of Europe at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.

The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to submit to it.
Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them.
Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us.
Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.