Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan (c. 1364-1430)

“If human beings misuse the inventions which the Creator enjoined them to use properly and which He made for the benefit of men and women alike, this is not because the things in themselves are not good and invauable when used correctly and wisely. Rather, it is because those who misuse them are wicked and perverse in the first place.”

  • The Book of the City of Ladies (Part I, chapter 39) by Christine de Pizan, translated by Rosalind Brown-Grant (Penguin Classics, 1999).
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