Madame du Hausset
Marie Antoinette in the Temple
A liar ought to have a good memory Air of science calculated to deceive the vulgar And scarcely a woman; for your answers are very short Bad habit of talking very indiscreetly before others Beaumarchais sent arms to the Americans Because he is fat, he is thought dull and heavy Can make a Duchess a beggar, but cannot make a beggar a Duchess Canvassing for a majority to set up D'Orleans Clergy enjoyed one-third the national revenues Clouds--you may see what you please in them Danger of confiding the administration to noblemen Dared to say to me, so he writes Dead always in fault, and cannot be put out of sight too soon Declaring the Duke of Orleans the constitutional King Do not repulse him in his fond moments Educate his children as quietists in matters of religion Embonpoint of the French Princesses Fatal error of conscious rectitude Feel themselves injured by the favour shown to others Few individuals except Princesses do with parade and publicity Foolishly occupying themselves with petty matters Frailty in the ambitious, through which the artful can act French people do not do things by halves Fresh proof of the intrigues of the Jesuits He who quits the field loses it Honesty is to be trusted before genius How difficult it is to do good I dared not touch that string Infinite astonishment at his sharing the common destiny It is an ill wind that blows no one any good Judge of men by the company they keep Laughed at qualities she could not comprehend Les culottes--what do you call them?' 'Small clothes' Listeners never hear any good of themselves Madame made the Treaty of Sienna Many an aching heart rides in a carriage Mind well stored against human casualties Money the universal lever, and you are in want of it More dangerous to attack the habits of men than their religion My little English protegee No phrase becomes a proverb until after a century's experience Offering you the spectacle of my miseries Only retire to make room for another race Over-caution may produce evils almost equal to carelessness Panegyric of the great Edmund Burke upon Marie Antoinette Pension is granted on condition that his poems are never printed People in independence are only the puppets of demagogues Pleasure of making a great noise at little expense Policy, in sovereigns, is paramount to every other Quiet work of ruin by whispers and detraction Regardlessness of appearances Revolution not as the Americans, founded on grievances Ridicule, than which no weapon is more false or deadly Salique Laws Sending astronomers to Mexico and Peru, to measure the earth Sentiment is more prompt, and inspires me with fear She always says the right thing in the right place She drives quick and will certainly be overturned on the road Suppression of all superfluous religious institutions Sworn that she had thought of nothing but you all her life Thank Heaven, I am out of harness The King remained as if paralysed and stupefied These expounders--or confounders--of codes To be accused was to incur instant death To despise money, is to despise happiness, liberty... Traducing virtues the slanderers never possessed Underrated what she could not imitate We look upon you as a cat, or a dog, and go on talking We say "inexpressibles" When the only security of a King rests upon his troops Where the knout is the logician Who confound logic with their wishes Wish art to eclipse nature You tell me bad news: having packed up, I had rather go
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