Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady quotes

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Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet;
In short, my deary, kiss me and be quiet.
Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that ...
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 d ...
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expens ...
We are educated in the grossest ignorance, and no art omitted to stifle our natural reason; if some few get above their nurses' in ...
I have all my life been on my guard against the information conveyed by the sense of hearing--it being one of my earliest observat ...
A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considerin ...
There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and t ...
Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face; the predominant passion and the strongest feature become more conspicuous fro ...
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