by George Bernard Shaw (Author)
If Joan had been malicious, selfish, cowardly, or stupid, she would have been one
of the most odious persons known to history instead of one of the most attractive.
If she had been old enough to know the effect she was producing on the men
whom she humiliated by being right when they were wrong, and had learned to
flatter and manage them, she might have lived as long as Queen Elizabeth.