Christine de Pizan

“I find it most offensive that the character of Reason, whom [Jean den Meun (author of the Romance of the Rose)] himself calls the daughter of God, should put forth such a statement as ... where she says by way of a proverb that "in the war of Love it is better to deceive than be deceived." And indeed I dare say that in making that statement Jean den Meun's Reason denied her Father, for the doctrine He gave was altogether different.”

Christine de Pizan, Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose
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Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose by Christine de Pizan
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