Fanny Burney

Fanny understood and poked at the social mores of the day, holding them up to the light so satirically in her novels and plays, she changed perception and convention.

WHAT SHE WOULD SAY TODAY: “Wit, humor and cleverness are my closest companions, and I love them for unfailingly and easily revealing the real truth of things.”

LIFE LESSON: Learn the Forces at Work, Yet Know What’s Negotiable.