Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.
Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds.
Fetters of gold are still fetters, and the softest lining can never make them so easy as liberty.
Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached.
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.
The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters.
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.
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.
If all men are born free, why is it that all women are born slaves?
That Man indeed can never be good at heart, who is full of himself and his own Endowments.
Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion.
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.
A woman indeed can't properly be said to choose, all that is allowed her, is to refuse or accept what is offered.
To plead for the Oppress'd and to defend the Weak seem'd to me a generous undertaking; for tho' it may be secure, 'tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party.
None of us whether Men or Women but have so good an Opinion of our own Conduct as to believe we are fit, if not to direct others, at least to govern our selves.
We must Think what we Say, and Mean what we Profess.
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.
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
none can be Tyrants but Cowards.
friendship is a virtue which comprehends all the rest; none being fit for this, who is not adorned with every other virtue.
Women are from their very infancy debarred those advantages with the want of which they are aftewards reproached, and nursed up in those vices which will hereafter be upbraided to them. So partial are men as to expect bricks when they afford no straw ...
For certainly there cannot be a higher pleasure than to think that we love and are beloved by the most amiable and best Being.
Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best.
God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him.
A husband is indeed thought by both sexes so very valuable, that scarce a man who can keep himself clean and make a bow, but thinks he is good enough to pretend to any woman ...
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