1766-1817, French-Swiss Novelist
A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to submit to it.
Germaine De Stael – [Public Opinion]

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
Germaine De Stael – [Genius]

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael – [Love]

Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them.
Germaine De Stael – [Service]

The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
Germaine De Stael – [Desire]

The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us.
Germaine De Stael – [Enthusiasm]

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.
Germaine De Stael – [Conscience]

We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
Germaine De Stael – [Love]

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
Germaine De Stael – [Age and Aging]

Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
Germaine De Stael – [Wit]