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