Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have all my life been on my guard against the information conveyed by the sense of hearing -- it being one of my earliest observations, the universal inclination of humankind is to be led by the ears, and I am sometimes apt to imagine that they are given to men as they are to pitchers, purposely that they may be carried about by them.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I know a love may be revived which absence, inconstancy, or even infidelity has extinguished, but there is no returning from a dgot given by satiety.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have never, in all my various travels, seen but two sorts of people I mean men and women, who always have been, and ever will be, the same. The same vices and the same follies have been the fruit of all ages, though sometimes under different names.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We travelers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To always be loved one must ever be agreeable.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The use of knowledge in our sex (beside the amusement of solitude) is to moderate the passions and learn to be contented with a small expense, which are the certain effects of a studious life and, it may be, preferable even to that fame which men have engrossed to themselves and will not suffer us to share.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature has not placed us in an inferior rank to men, no more than the females of other animals, where we see no distinction of capacity, though I am persuaded if there was a commonwealth of rational horses... it would be an established maxim amongst them that a mare could not be taught to pace.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Solitude begets whimsies.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whoever will cultivate their own mind will find full employment. Every virtue does not only require great care in the planting, but as much daily solicitude in cherishing as exotic fruits and flowers; the vices and passions (which I am afraid are the natural product of the soil) demand perpetual weeding. Add to this the search after knowledge... and the longest life is too short.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.More Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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