Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes

Found 24 quotes by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu .
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"Life is too short for a long story." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Anecdotes   

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"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 fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Aristocracy   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Credulity   

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"A face is too slight a foundation for happiness." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Faces   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Human Nature   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Travel And Tourism   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Knowledge   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Men And Women   

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"Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Modesty   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Self-improvement   

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"'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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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English Royalty    Wealth   

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"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Books And Reading   

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"Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Custom   

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"The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Daughters   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Pain   

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"To always be loved one must ever be agreeable." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Cute Love    Love    Sweet Love   

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"No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Modesty   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Romance   

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"I regard almost all quarrels of princes on the same footing, and I see nothing that marks man's unreason so positively as war. Indeed, what folly to kill one another for interests often imaginary, and always for the pleasure of persons who do not think themselves even obliged to those who sacrifice themselves for them!" Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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War   

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"Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my deary, kiss me, and be quiet." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Kisses And Kissing   

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"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." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Necessity   





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