Germaine de Stael

Raised unconventionally and unconcerned for what others thought of her, Germaine’s brilliance was ever-present—in her boundary-pushing opinions, monumental works and avant-garde lifestyle.

WHAT SHE WOULD SAY TODAY: “I am an oddity, but I honor it, for it gives me the power not to be ruled by others—I am free to be who I am.”

LIFE LESSON: Hone Your Intuition, Yet Balance It With Intellect and Experience