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Princess Elizabeth Bibesco Quotes



    • My soul has gained the freedom of the night.
    • Of what help is anyone who can only be approached with the right words?
    • Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
    • Life more often teaches us how to perfect our weaknesses than how to develop our strengths.
    • Those we love are entitled to resent the allowances we make for them.
    • To be on a pedestal is to be in a corner.
    • What we buy belongs to us only when the price is forgotten.
    • It is easier to be generous than to be just.
    • Each play worth seeing should be watched a second time on the faces of the audience.
    • Winter draws what summer paints.
    • The image of ourselves in the minds of others is the picture of a stranger we shall never see.
    • We learn nothing by being right.
    • We are bound to those we love by their imperfections - their perfections help us to explain them to others.
    • Our losses should frequently be put on the credit side.
    • To regret your sins of commission as much as your sins of omission is to prove yourself a most unworthy sinner.
    • Death is part of this life and not of the next.
    • I always felt a deep malaise in her - her writing and the fluctuations of her brilliant and esoteic conversation led her everywhere but to self-satisfaction.
    • Prince Antoine Bibesco, when asked (by her mother, Margot Asquith) why his wife didn't do more 'good works', such as visiting a hospital, replied, 'Dearest Margot, Elizabeth visits a hospital three times a week, with the result that the lame walk, the blind see, and the dumb would speak if they could get a word in edgeways.'
    • Princess Bibesco delighted in a semi-ideal world - a world which, though having a counterpart in her experience, was to a great extent brought into being by her own temperament and, one might say, flair.
    • A brilliant woman whose perpetual wit made my head swim.
    • Miss Asquith, who was probably unsurpassed in intelligence by any of her contemporaries ... looked like a lovely figure in an Italian fresco.
    • She is pasty and podgy, with the eyes of a currant bun, suddenly protruding with animation.
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