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Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné

French noble
Il n'y a personne qui ne soit dangereux pour quelqu'un.

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February 1626 – 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter.

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Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).
  • L'ingratitude attire les reproches comme la reconnaissance attire de nouveaux bienfaits.
    • Ingratitude calls forth reproaches as gratitude brings renewed kindnesses.
    • Lettres.
  • Il n'y a personne qui ne soit dangereux pour quelqu'un.
    • There is no person who is not dangerous for some one.
    • Lettres.
  • Fortune is always on the side of the largest battalions.
    • Letters, 202.
  • Ah! comme vous dites, il faut glisser sur bien des pensées, et ne faire pas semblant de les voir.
    • Ah! as you say, we should slip over many thoughts and act as though we did not perceive them.
    • Lettres, 70.
  • La mode d'aimer Racine passera comme la mode du café.
    • The fashion of liking Racine will pass away like that of coffee.
    • According to Voltaire, Letters (Jan. 29, 1690), who connected two remarks of hers to make the phrase; one from a letter March 16, 1679, the other, March 10, 1672. La Harpe reduced the mot to "Racine passera comme le café?"

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