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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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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A face is too slight a foundation for happiness. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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

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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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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I have never, in all my various travels, seen but two sorts of people I mean men and women, who always have been, and ever will be, the same. The same vices and the same follies have been the fruit of all ages, though sometimes under different names. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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I know a love may be revived which absence, inconstancy, or even infidelity has extinguished, but there is no returning from a d?go?t given by satiety. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Take back the beauty and wit you bestow upon me; leave me my own mediocrity of agreeableness and genius, but leave me also my sincerity, my constancy, and my plain dealing; 'Tis all I have to recommend me to the esteem either of others or myself. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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To always be loved one must ever be agreeable. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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The use of knowledge in our sex (beside the amusement of solitude) is to moderate the passions and learn to be contented with a small expense, which are the certain effects of a studious life and, it may be, preferable even to that fame which men have engrossed to themselves and will not suffer us to share. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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We travelers 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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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I regard almost all quarrels of princes on the same footing, and I see nothing that marks man's unreason so positively as war. Indeed, what folly to kill one another for interests often imaginary, and always for the pleasure of persons who do not think themselves even obliged to those who sacrifice themselves for them! Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu