Second Wife of Louis XIV of France, known as Madame Scarron during her first marriage
"Be on guard against the taste you have to mind. Too clever humiliates those who have little."
"It is with many enterprises as with striking fire; we do not meet with success except by reiterated efforts, and often at the instant when we despaired of success."
"Philosophy may raise us above grandeur, but nothing can elevate us above the ennui which accompanies it."
"Save those who fill the highest stations, I know of none more unfortunate than those who envy them."
"There is this important difference between love and friendship: while the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equalities."