Christine de Pizan


Christine de Pizan (c. 1364-1430)

“You should all resolve to rid yourselves henceforth of silly and irrational ideas, petty jealousies, stubbornness, contemptuous talk or scandalous behavior, all of which are things that twist the mind and make a person unstable.”

  • From The Book of the City of Ladies (Part III, chapter 19) by Christine de Pizan, translated by Rosalind Brown-Grant (Penguin Classics, 1999).

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