Germaine de Staël


Germaine de Staël Quotes

  • ''The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.''
    Germaine de Staël (1766-1817), Swiss-French writer, wit. Attributed.
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  • ''A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to submit to it.''
    Germaine de Staël (1766-1817), Swiss-French writer, wit. Delphine, epigraph (1802).
  • ''Wit lies in recognising the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.''
    Germaine de Staël (1766-1817), Swiss-French writer, wit. Germany, pt. 3, ch. 8 (1813).

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