Quotation by Honoré De Balzac

The sanctity of womanhood is incompatible with social liberty and social claims; and for a woman emancipation means corruption.
Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850), French novelist. Narrator, in A Woman of Thirty, in The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. V, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971).
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