Mary Wortley Montagu
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Mary Wortley Montagu
People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the…
Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face; the predominant passion and the strongest feature become more conspicuous from the others’…
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…
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…
We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.
No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
In short I will part with anything for you but you.
Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one’s power to do good, riches being another word for power.
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
I don’t say ‘Tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence…
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…
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…
I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to…
Solitude begets whimsies.
There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which…
We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing.…
Prudent people are very happy; ’tis an exceeding fine thing, that’s certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of…
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
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