Madame de Pompadour Quotes (1 quote)
“Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”
―Orison Swett Marden
"Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties", (1894), pages 8 and 10
“Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,—
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.”
―James Russell Lowell
The Present Crisis (1844)
“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
The Mourning Bride (1697), Act III, sc. i
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Madame de Pompadour
Born: December 29, 1721
Died: April 15, 1764 (aged 42)
Bio: Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour was a member of the French court and was the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death.