THE MEMOIRS OF MARGUERITE DE VALOIS



By Maguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre





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Catherine de' Medici
                   

Adversity is solitary, while prosperity

dwells in a crowd



Comeliness of his person, which at all

times pleads powerfully



Envy and malice are self-deceivers



Everything in the world bore a double

aspect



From faith to action the bridge is

short



Hearsay liable to be influenced by

ignorance or malice



Honours and success are followed by

envy



Hopes they (enemies) should hereafter

become our friends



I should praise you more had you

praised me less



It is the usual frailty of our sex to

be fond of flattery



Lovers are not criminal in the

estimation of one another



Mistrust is the sure forerunner of

hatred



Much is forgiven to a king



Necessity is said to be the mother of

invention



Never approached any other man near

enough to know a difference



Not to repose too much confidence in

our friends



Parliament aided the King to expel the

Jesuits from France



Prefer truth to embellishment



Rather out of contempt, and because it

was good policy



Situated as I was betwixt fear and hope



The pretended reformed religion



The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day



The record of the war is as the smoke

of a furnace



There is too much of it for earnest,

and not enough for jest



Those who have given offence to hate

the offended party



To embellish my story I have neither

leisure nor ability



Troubles might not be lasting



Young girls seldom take much notice of

children



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