Christine de Pizan

“Women particularly should concern themselves with peace because men by nature are more foolhardy and headstrong, and their overwhelming desire to avenge themselves prevents them from foreseeing the resulting dangers and terrors of war. But woman by nature is more gentle and circumspect. Therefore, if she has sufficient will and wisdom she can provide the best possible means to pacify man.”

Christine de Pizan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies
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The Treasure of the City of Ladies The Treasure of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan
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