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Mary Wortley Montagu

Civility costs nothing and buys everything.
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Life is too short for a long story.
Mary Wortley Montagu quote

Nature has not placed us in an inferior rank to men, no more than the females of other animals, where we see no distinction of capacity, though I am persuaded if there was a commonwealth of rational horses... it would be an established maxim amongst them that a mare could not be taught to pace.
Mary Wortley Montagu quote

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 quote

We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.
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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.
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While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
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The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.
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English writer, 1689-1762

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