Certain souls only become great when the winds of misfortune blow upon them

July 14, 2014

Marie Antoinette

         “There are certain souls who only become great when blown upon by the winds of misfortune. 

Marie Antoinette, who was inconsequent as a princess and unpardonably frivolous in her life as a queen, nonetheless, was surprisingly transformed before the surge of blood and misery that flooded France.

Historians will be consumed by admiration upon discovering that from the Queen a martyr was born, and from the doll, a heroine!” 

                                                                            Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira



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