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God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him. Mary Astell#Design 68
Mary Astell#Design 68
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#Design 68
Women need not take up with mean things, since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best. Mary Astell#Best 68
Mary Astell#Best 68
Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds. Mary Astell#Glass 65
Mary Astell#Glass 65
Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion. Mary Astell#Religion 61
Mary Astell#Religion 61
How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing. Mary Astell#Content 60
Mary Astell#Content 60
Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom. Mary Astell#Wisdom 59
Mary Astell#Wisdom 59
None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue. Mary Astell#Nature 58
Mary Astell#Nature 58
How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex? Mary Astell#Contemptible 56
Mary Astell#Contemptible 56
Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail. Mary Astell#Prevail 56
Mary Astell#Prevail 56
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