Mary Montagu Quotes

Found 59 quotes by Mary Montagu .
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"But the fruit that can fall without shaking Indeed is too mellow for me." Mary Montagu
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"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 would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy." Mary Montagu
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Comfort    Religious   

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"It was formerly a terrifying view to me that I should one day be an old woman. I now find that Nature has provided pleasure for every state." Mary Montagu
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"A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly." Mary Montagu
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Man    Men   

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"I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds." Mary Montagu
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"Remember my unalterable maxim, "When we love, we always have something to say" Mary Montagu
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Love   

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"It goes far toward reconciling me to being a woman when I reflect that I am thus in no danger of marrying one" Mary Montagu
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"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting." Mary Montagu
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Books And Reading    English Royalty   

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"Only a mother knows a mother's fondness" Mary Montagu
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Mother   

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"People earnestly seeking what they do not want, while they neglect the real blessings in their possession, I mean the innocent gratification of their senses, which is all we can properly call our own" Mary Montagu
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Blessings   

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"The manners of mankind do not differ so widely as our voyage writers would make us believe. Perhaps it would be more entertaining to add a few surprising customs of my own invention, but nothing seems to me so agreeable as truth." Mary Montagu
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Manners   

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"Intelligence has no attachment to the opinion it has formed, but only to the truth it may contain; and, knowing that error insinuates itself under the guise of truth, through the same inlets by which truth is admitted, it is ever diffident of its att" Mary Montagu
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"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 purposes for which they are designed." Mary Montagu
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Children    Education   

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"The knowledge of numbers is one of the chief distinctions between us and the brutes" Mary Montagu
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"Satire should, like a polished razor keen, Wound with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen" Mary Montagu
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"People wish their enemies dead, but I do not; I say give them the gout, give them the stone!" Mary Montagu
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"I know a love may be revived which absence, inconstancy, or even infidelity has extinguished, but there is no returning from a dégout given by satiety." Mary Montagu
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Absence   

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"We are educated in the grossest ignorance, and no art omitted to stifle our natural reason; if some few get above their nurses instructions, our knowledge must rest concealed and be as useless to the world as gold in the mine." Mary Montagu
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Art    Women   

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"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 is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it." Mary Montagu
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English Royalty    Man    Promotion   

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"I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it" Mary Montagu
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"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 at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard." Mary Montagu
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