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Ninon de Lenclos Quotes and Sayings

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A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband,
and by her heart when taking a lover.
- Ninon de Lenclos

It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when
what they most value in men is boldness.
- Ninon de Lenclos

Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.
- Ninon de Lenclos

The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.
- Ninon de Lenclos

 

Words really flattering are not those which we prepare
but those which escape us unthinkingly.
- Ninon de Lenclos

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon

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Architecture is not an inspirational business,
it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things;
that's all.
- Harry Seidler

Unless they share our opinions,
we seldom find people sensible.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not
sing when they are feeling sensible.
- W. H. Auden

That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and
sensible one for the individual,
can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
- Ron Chernow

The first thing we become convinced of is that man
is organized so as to be far more sensible of pain than of pleasure.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Whatever it is that the government does,
sensible Americans would prefer that the government
does it to somebody else.
This is the idea behind foreign policy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society,
be it country or town.
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
- Emily Bronte

No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

I live like a Hottentot.
I cannot exchange one sensible word with anyone.
- Gustav Mahler

It is sensible to have a safeguard against unemployment.
- Glynis Johns

One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten,
and to leave off fighting at once.
- Samuel Butler

I'm a really good hacker, but I'm not a sensible person.
- Richard D. James

So a more sensible thing it seemed to me was to go
to Silicon Valley and be pushing on the technology
companies to accelerate the use of audio and music in computers.
- Thomas Dolby

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it,
and get sensible people to read it, are the three great
difficulties in being an author.
- Charles Caleb Colton

It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel.
If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
- Lawrence Durrell

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age,
illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
- Paul Cezanne

To have faith in Divine protection is good,
but even beter if backed by the pratical assistance
heaven has a right to expect from sensible mortals.
- Ellis Peters

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible
matter for an esthetic end.
- Milan Kundera

The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony
have one sense more than others.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.
- Emily Post

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.
Sensible people will wait till he has done this before
paying much attention to him.
- Samuel Butler

Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial
interaction with sensible particulars as they occur,
whether they copy these in advance or not.
- William James

The people sensible enough to give good advice are
usually sensible enough to give none.
- Eden Phillpotts

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that
violence does not change the world and if it does,
then only temporarily.
- Martin Scorsese

I think it's a sensible thing not to read your fan mail -
not to take it too seriously.
- Robin Trower

When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible
thing to do is go back to the theater.
- John Lithgow

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot.
He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.
- Johann Most

Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible,
and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity,
as soon as it has passed that point,
begins to verge towards decay.
- Robert Blair

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
- H. L. Mencken

Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible;
reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless.
Even the possible can be senseless.
- Max Born

Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a
man who has been used to sensible women.
They are two distinct orders of being.
- Jane Austen

It seemed sensible to move to a market town where I could walk everywhere.
- Mary Wesley

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man,
who is neither capable of receiving pleasures,
nor sensible of conferring them on others.
- William Temple

The media only wants to get the view of the flaming
radicals because they make better copy than those of
us who are more sensible.
I'm a feminist and I think I've done a lot of good.
- Betty Dodson

There are three difficulties in authorship:
to write anything worth publishing,
to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Handcuffing the ability of states and localities to
develop clean fuels in the cheapest possible way,
using local resources, is not sound or sensible policy.
- Jan Schakowsky

In order to act, you must be somewhat insane.
A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
- Georges Clemenceau

The only sensible ends of literature are,
first, the pleasurable toil of writing;
second,
the gratification of one's family and friends;
and lastly,
the solid cash.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights,
and to feel his own importance, will consider himself
as fully equal to any other person whatever.
- Joseph Priestley

Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how
much will be spent for household and other purposes.
Without such planning, things would quickly go awry.
- Walter Ulbricht

I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make
any sensible person stop wanting to go there.
- Charles de Secondat

My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible,
such as find some sort of useful work.
- Lloyd Alexander

The opposition is indispensable.
A good statesman, like any other sensible human being,
always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
- Walter Lippmann

False happiness renders men stern and proud,
and that happiness is never communicated.
True happiness renders them kind and sensible,
and that happiness is always shared.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Life isn't like a book.
Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly.
Life is a mess most of the time.
And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
- Charles Caleb Colton

We have sensible fans and sensible policies.
- David Gill

What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform,
because that has in it sensible things like say on pay,
so at least the shareholders are minding the store,
sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes,
compensation should be focused on - on long term,
so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking.
- Christina Romer

My proposal to re-establish diplomatic relations -
not necessarily friendly relations,
but diplomatic relations - is a sensible,
simple, and straightforward approach that will finally get us off dead center.
- Cyrus Vance

Almost all the fans I meet are pretty cool people.
They're intelligent and tend to think about things
a bit more than your average rock'n'roll fans:
sensible people I wouldn't mind having a drink with.
- Peter Buck

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change,
that is the dominant factor in society today.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down.
The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors.
The sensible worker does not work those who work with him.
Don't knock your friends.
Don't knock your enemies.
Don't knock yourself.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner,
in single file, instead of sprawling all across the
road and being of no use or support to each other in
case of sudden trouble or danger.
- Kenneth Grahame

If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money,
and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him,
whilst he is eating out of the quick stock.
- Dudley North

During these continued tough economic times,
writing a sensible, fair budget that provides real
opportunities for Washington families,
workers and businesses is always a challenge.
- Jeanne Kohl-Welles

I am sensible of the velocity of the moments,
and entering that part of my head alert to the motion
of the world I am aware that life was never perfect,
never absolute.
This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.
- Harold Brodkey

If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays,
they have only to blame their own mismanagement,
for the world is with them as it has never been before,
and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.
- Richard Le Gallienne

As long as she is talented enough and passionate about
doing it herself then I will be happy and support her.
I think I will be sensible - my parents said I could
only do it if I got my education and so I had something to fall back on.
- Anna Friel

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself
the sensible forms of things without the matter,
in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress
of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
- Aristotle

And autos are not the only product that could be made
more energy efficient if we just put in place sensible requirements.
This is also true of many appliances and even of entire buildings.
- Sherwood Boehlert

We decided to play the NEC because we were asked to,
and because we actually rather like the place:
we've always enjoyed doing it before.
We don't often get sensible offers to play in the UK,
so most years we just play on the mainland,
with the occasional exotic detour.
- Andrew Eldritch

Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of
that economy in reading which selects,
almost exclusively, the very first order of books.
Why, except for some special reason,
read an inferior book,
at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?
- John W. Foster

I began to be impressed by what made a good book-how
you needed to have a sensible story,
a plot that developed, with a beginning,
a middle, and an end that would tie everything together.
- Dorothy Fields


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