Benjamin Constant

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Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (October 25, 1767December 8, 1830) was a Swiss-born thinker, writer and French politician.


  • Je ne suis pas la rose, mais j’ai vécu avec elle.
    • Translation: I am not the rose, but I have lived near the rose.
    • A. Hayward, Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. Piozzi, Introduction.

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