Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Stéphanie Félicité, Comtesse de Genlis, born Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de Saint-Aubin

French Author

"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds; and these invaluable communication are within the reach of all."

"Ah! the spendthrift, love: it gives all and everything with the first sigh!"

"Familiarity is the most destructive of all iconoclasts."

"Friendship should be infinitely more bearable than love"

"How are we justly to determine in a world where there are no innocent ones to judge the guilty?"

"In our lonely hours we awake those sleeping images with which our memories are stored, and vitalize them again."

"Pride is often a big obstacle for a real greatness"

"Sensibility cannot be acquired; people are born thus, or they have it not."

"Ugliness, after virtue, is the best guardian of a young woman."