Madame de Stael — French Writer born on April 22, 1766, died on July 14, 1817

Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein, commonly known as Madame de Staël, was a French woman of letters of Swiss origin whose lifetime overlapped with the events of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. She was one of Napoleon's principal opponents. Celebrated for her conversational eloquence, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times. Her works, both critical and fictional, made their mark on the history of European Romanticism... (wikipedia)

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Men err from selfishness; women because they are weak.
The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.