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Mary Astell Quotes and Sayings

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But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

Related topics: Marriage

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

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good;
and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
- Mary Astell

If a Woman can neither Love nor Honour,
she does ill in promising to Obey.
- 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

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

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

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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.
- Mary Astell

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

For certainly there cannot be a higher pleasure than
to think that we love and are beloved by the most amiable and best Being.
- Mary Astell

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

Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.
- Mary Astell

If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
- Mary Astell

To all the rest of his Absurdities, (for vice is always
unreasonable,) he adds one more,
who expects that Vertue from another which he won't practise himself.
- Mary Astell

God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him.
- Mary Astell

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

The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power,
and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence.
- Mary Astell

How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible
Opinion of her and her Sex?
- Mary Astell

Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World,
partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy.
- Mary Astell

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

Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion.
- Mary Astell

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

That Man indeed can never be good at heart,
who is full of himself and his own Endowments.
- Mary Astell

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

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

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

The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in
unconcerning and unprofitable Matters.
- Mary Astell

Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned;
or that she only was Deceived,
for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly,
he became the greater Transgressor.
- 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

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

The Soul debases her self, when she sets her affections
on any thing but her creator.
- Mary Astell

Your glass will not do you half so much service as
a serious reflection on your own minds.
- Mary Astell

Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is
preferable to the good of a few or of one;
a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary,
the public before the private.
- Mary Astell

We must Think what we Say, and Mean what we Profess.
- Mary Astell

Women need not take up with mean things,
since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best.
- Mary Astell

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

We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater,
but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain
and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
- Mary Astell

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.
- Mary Astell

'Tis very great pity that they who are so apt to over-rate
themselves in smaller matters,
shou'd, where it most concerns them to know,
and stand upon their Value, be so insensible of their own worth.
- 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 one knows, that the mind will not be kept from
contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business.
Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation;
for whilst the body is confined to present company,
the mind is flown to that which it delights in.
- 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

The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father,
the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which
otherwise we have no pretence to.
It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes.
- 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

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.
- Mary Astell

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

Alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity,
promotion, and the publishing industry;
but alas,
not always.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown.
Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine,
to them, alas!
we return.
- E. M. Forster

Alas!
how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
- Ovid

Confession, alas, is the new handshake.
- Richard Rosen

The natural idealism of youth is an idealism,
alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.
- Sargent Shriver

In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.
- Barbara Amiel

Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones.
It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside.
Alas!
- David Herbert Lawrence

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off,
how quick to be proved a deceiver.
- Sophocles

The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.
- Stephane Mallarme

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them:
Alas for those that never sing,
but die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Alas, I think I am becoming a god.
- Titus

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that
pleasure that I find in Plato;
alas good folk,
they never felt what true pleasure meant.
- Jane Grey

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
- William Shakespeare

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity
depends upon our remembering.
But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being,
our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
- Joyce Appleby

Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.
- Pierre Corneille

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is,
alas, not so easy as looking at it.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything
changed and became worrisome.
People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses,
myself included.
- Pola Negri

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met,
alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton


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