Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Madame Roland, Jeanne Manon Philon, born Marie-Jeanne Phlipon

French Author, Revolutionist, died on the guillotine

"Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant."

"The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skilled direct it."

"Society is ever ready to worship success, but rarely forgives failure."

"What indulgence does the world extend to those evil-speakers who, under the mask of friendship, stab indiscriminately with the keen, though rusty blade of slander!"