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Quotation by Molière
It is fine for a woman to know a lot; but I don't want her to have this shocking desire to be learned for learnedness sake. When I ask a woman a question, I like her to pretend to ignore what she really knows.
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673), French comic playwright. Clitandre, in The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes), act 1, sc. 3 (1672).
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