Ninon de L'Enclos

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Anne "Ninon" de l'Enclose (10 November 162017 October 1705) was a French author, courtesan, and patron of the arts.


  • That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful.
    • Attributed in Lewis Copeland, Best Quotations for All Occasions (1965), p. 19

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