Madame De Stael Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old madame de stael quotes, madame de stael sayings, and madame de stael proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.     

Madame De Stael

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.     

Madame De Stael

When we destroy an old prejudice, we have need of a new virtue.     

Madame De Stael

In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.     

Madame De Stael

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.     

Madame De Stael

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.     

Madame De Stael

The more we know, the better we forgive. Those who feel deeply feel for all living beings.     

Madame De Stael

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.     

Madame De Stael

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.     

Madame De Stael

Purity of mind and conduct is the first glory of a woman.     

Madame De Stael

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.     

Madame De Stael

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.     

Madame De Stael

Danger is like wine, it goes to your head.     

Madame De Stael

Wit consists in knowing the resemblance of things that differ, and the difference of things that are alike.     

Madame De Stael

There is no reality on this earth except religion and the power of love; all the rest is even more fugitive than life itself.      

Madame De Stael

The life of famous men was more glorious in antiquity; the life of obscure men is happier with the moderns.     

Madame De Stael

Life resembles Gobelin tapestry; you do not see the canvass on the right side; but when you turn it, the threads are visible.     

Madame De Stael

The sight of such a monument is like continual and stationary music, which one hears for one's good as one approaches it.     

Madame De Stael

Music revives the recollections it would appease.     

Madame De Stael

A Gothic building engenders true religion ... The light, falling through colored glass, the singular forms of the architecture, unite to give a silent image of that infinite mystery which the soul for ever feels, and never comprehends.     

Madame De Stael

Love; that self-love a deux.     

Madame De Stael

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.     

Madame De Stael

The soul is a fire that darts its rays through all the senses; it is in this fire that existence consists; all the observations and all the efforts of philosophers ought to turn towards this ME, the centre and moving power of our sentiments and our ideas.     

Madame De Stael

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.      

Madame De Stael