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October 28, 2010

Quotables: Marie Antoinette on Empress Maria Theresa


"My mother sees things but from the distance, she does not weigh them in regard to my position; and she judges me too harshly. But she is my mother, who loves me dearly; and when she speaks, I can only bow my head."


Marie Antoinette, August 1775
3 comments
Miss Vera Ni. said...

poor Marie...not much for an indepentent teen, was she? like was the case with most girls back then... :(

andrew1860 said...

Marie Antoinette's mother was a little too hard on her.

parisapartment said...

Some things never change. A mother doesn't always realize the effect she has on her daughter. Even today!

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