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Maria Louise Ramé

Photograph by George Gardner Rockwood
Born (1839-01-01)1 January 1839
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Died 25 January 1908(1908-01-25) (aged 69)
Viareggio, Italy
Pen name Ouida
Occupation Novelist
Nationality French-British

Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan.
To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
An easy-going husband is the one indispensable comfort of life.
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
Petty laws breed great crimes.
It is hard work to be good when you are very little and very hungry, and have many sticks to beat you, and no mother's lips to kiss you.
Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.