Mary Astell Quotes

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Mary Astell Quotes

That Man indeed can never be good at heart, who is full of himself and his own Endowments.
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Strip him of equipage and fortune, and such things as only dazzle our eyes and imaginations, but don't in any measure affect our reason or cause a reverence in our hearts, and the poor creature sinks beneath our notice, because not supported by real worth.

— Mary Astell

Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.

— Mary Astell

Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.

— Mary Astell

He who will be just, must be forc'd to acknowledge, that neither Sex are always in the right.

— Mary Astell

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.

— Mary Astell

It is not the Head but the Heart that is the Seat of Atheism.

— Mary Astell

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.

— Mary Astell

Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best.

— Mary Astell

If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour, I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled.

— Mary Astell

Whilst our Hearts are violently set upon any thing, there is no convincing us that we shall ever be of another Mind.

— Mary Astell

Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached.

— Mary Astell

We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness.

— Mary Astell

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.

— Mary Astell

A woman indeed can't properly be said to choose, all that is allowed her, is to refuse or accept what is offered.

— Mary Astell

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