Christine de Pizan


Christine de Pizan (c. 1364-1430)

“How can men dare to open their mouths when they see that the conduct of those who govern them – who are certainly not women! – is marked by instability and hesitation, just like that of children, and that the resolutions and agreements they come up with in their counsels are rarely put into effect.”

  • From The Book of the City of Ladies (Part II, chapter 49) by Christine de Pizan, translated by Rosalind Brown-Grant (Penguin Classics, 1999).

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