Mary Astell Quotes

Top 38 wise famous quotes and sayings by Mary Astell

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Mary Astell quotes: Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail. Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.
Mary Astell quotes: If all men are born free, why is it that all women are born slaves? If all men are born free, why is it that all women are born slaves?
Mary Astell quotes: If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour, I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled. If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour, I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled.
Mary Astell quotes: The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual, and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline, we go down without taking notice on't. The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual, and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline, we go down without taking notice on't.
Mary Astell quotes: Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion. Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion.
Mary Astell quotes: He who only or chiefly chose for Beauty, will in a little Time find the same Reason for another Choice. He who only or chiefly chose for Beauty, will in a little Time find the same Reason for another Choice.
Mary Astell quotes: How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex? How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex?
Mary Astell quotes: The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters. The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters.
Mary Astell quotes: Why is Slavery so much condemn'd and strove against in one Case, and so highly applauded and held so necessary and so sacred in another? Why is Slavery so much condemn'd and strove against in one Case, and so highly applauded and held so necessary and so sacred in another?
Mary Astell quotes: None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue. None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue.
Mary Astell quotes: None can be Tyrants but Cowards. None can be Tyrants but Cowards.
Mary Astell quotes: If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves? If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
Mary Astell quotes: If absolute sovereignty be not necessary in a State, how comes it to be so in a family? If absolute sovereignty be not necessary in a State, how comes it to be so in a family?
Mary Astell quotes: Whilst our Hearts are violently set upon any thing, there is no convincing us that we shall ever be of another Mind. Whilst our Hearts are violently set upon any thing, there is no convincing us that we shall ever be of another Mind.
Mary Astell quotes: Women need not take up with mean things, since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best. Women need not take up with mean things, since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best.
Mary Astell quotes: We must Think what we Say, and Mean what we Profess. We must Think what we Say, and Mean what we Profess.
Mary Astell quotes: That which has not a real excellency and value in it self, entertains no longer than the giddy Humour which recommended it to us holds. That which has not a real excellency and value in it self, entertains no longer than the giddy Humour which recommended it to us holds.
Mary Astell quotes: Fetters of gold are still fetters, and the softest lining can never make them so easy as liberty. Fetters of gold are still fetters, and the softest lining can never make them so easy as liberty.
Mary Astell quotes: Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds. Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds.
Mary Astell quotes: We ought as much as we can to endeavour the Perfecting of our Beings, and that we be as happy as possibly we may. We ought as much as we can to endeavour the Perfecting of our Beings, and that we be as happy as possibly we may.
Mary Astell quotes: How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing. How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing.
Mary Astell quotes: If God had not intended that Women shou'd use their Reason, He wou'd not have given them any, 'for He does nothing in vain.' If God had not intended that Women shou'd use their Reason, He wou'd not have given them any, 'for He does nothing in vain.'
Mary Astell quotes: Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best. Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best.
Mary Astell quotes: Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached. Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached.
Mary Astell quotes: God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him. God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him.
Mary Astell quotes: Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up. Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.
Mary Astell quotes: A woman indeed can't properly be said to choose, all that is allowed her, is to refuse or accept what is offered. 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 quotes: The Soul debases her self, when she sets her affections on any thing but her creator. The Soul debases her self, when she sets her affections on any thing but her creator.