- Name: Mary Astell
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Mary Astell quotes :
Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best.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
But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?Mary Astell
Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.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