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February 13, 2012

Mother Knows Best: Peer Pressure

Marie Antoinette gets some advice from her mom, this time it is about playing her part!

“Too much compliance is degrading; you must play your own part, if you wish to be valued. If you do not, I foresee great trouble before you; nothing but mischief-making and plots, which will make your life unhappy. Believe the advice of a mother, who knows the world and idolizes her children, and desires only to pass her sad days in being useful to them.”
Maria Theresa, 13 October 1777


  1. Incredible quote. To think of all she went through...

  2. Oh my goodness...I love your pictures!
    They are soooo inspiring!
    Thank you for sharing!