Germaine de Stael Quotes

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.

Intellect does not attain its full force unless it attacks power.

Wit consists in seeing the resemblance between things which differ, and the difference between things which are alike.

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.

One must choose in life between boredom and suffering.

The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into action.