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#1. Ah, child and youth, if you knew the bliss which resides in the taste of knowledge, and the evil and ugliness that lies in ignorance, how well you are advised to not complain of the pain and labor of learning. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#2. Though sad at heart, to sing joyfully. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#3. Once a man criticized my desire for knowledge by saying that it was not fitting for a woman to possess learning because there was so little of it. I replied that it was even less fitting for a man to possess ignorance because there was so much of it. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#4. I considered myself most unfortunate because God had made me inhabit a female body in this world - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#5. It is a deed of greater charity to give a bit of bread to the poor in the time of high prices and famine, than a whole loaf in the time of fertility and abundance ... - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#6. Condemning all women in order to help some misguided men get over their foolish behaviour is tantamount to denouncing fire, which is a vital and beneficial element, just because some people are burnt by it, or to cursing water just because some people are drowned in it. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#7. As for those who state that it is thanks to a woman, the lady Eve, that man was expelled from paradise, my answer to them would be that man has gained far more through Mary than he ever lost through Eve. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#8. There is absolutely no shame in living within your income, however small it may be, but there is shame if creditors are always coming to your door. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#9. [A] person whose head is bowed and whose eyes are heavy cannot look at the light. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#10. There Adam slept, and God formed the body of woman from one of his ribs, signifying that she should stand at his side as a companion and never lie at his feet like a slave, and also that he should love her as his own flesh. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#11. If you would reflect well and wisely, you would realize that those events you regard as personal misfortunes have served a useful purpose even in this worldly life, and indeed have worked for your betterment. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#12. We've never heard
About a marvel quite so great,
For all the heroes who have lived
In history can't measure up
In bravery against the Maid. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#13. Does a rake deserve to possess anything of worth, since he chases everything in skirts and then imagines he can successfully hide his shame by slandering [women in general]? - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#14. The man or the woman in whom resides greater virtue is the higher; neither the loftiness nor the lowliness of a person lies in the body according to the sex, but in the perfection of conduct and virtues. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#15. Poetry's object is truth ... - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#16. There is no fire without smoke but there is often smoke without fire. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#17. How was she created? I'm not sure if you realize this, but it was in God's image. How can anybody dare to speak ill of something which bears such a noble imprint? - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#18. Men who have slandered the opposite sex have usually known women who were cleverer and more virtuous than they are. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#19. Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#20. The foolish rush to end their lives.
Only the steadfast soul survives. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#21. Just as women's bodies are softer than men's, so their understanding is sharper. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#22. I am ... troubled and grieved when men argue that many women want to be raped and that it does not bother them at all to be raped by men even when they verbally protest. It would be hard to believe that such great villainy is actually pleasant for them. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#23. A woman with a mind is fit for any task. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#24. If it were customary to send little girls to school and teach them the same subjects as are taught to boys, they would learn just as fully and would understand the subtleties of all arts and sciences. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#25. If it has to be that wars and battles are begun for many reasons and quarrels, then they should also be avoided and shunned by better and more valid reasons ... - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#26. How many women are there ... who because of their husbands' harshness spend their weary lives in the bond of marriage in greater suffering than if they were slaves among the Saracens? - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#27. By nature man without woman can feel no joy. She is his mother, his sister, his loving friend. She is seldom his enemy. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#28. For you know that any evil spoken of women so generally only hurts those who say it, not women themselves. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#29. Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart's content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#30. [W]hen someone finds himself quite unjustly attacked and hated on all sides, there is no need for such a person to feel dismayed by misfortune. See how Fortune, who has harmed many a one, is so inconstant, for God, Who opposes all wrong deeds, raises up those in whom hope dwells. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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