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Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes and Sayings

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Life is too short for a long story.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Civility costs nothing, and buys everything.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing,
that's certain, but I was born without it,
and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

 

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

No entertainment is so cheap as reading,
nor any pleasure so lasting.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

In short I will part with anything for you but you.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs
when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace;
however once it is offended,
farewell to a tranquil mind.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

We travellers 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.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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 Wortley Montagu

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 Wortley Montagu

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 Wortley Montagu

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 Wortley Montagu

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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