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We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness. Mary Astell#Happy 40
Mary Astell#Happy 40
That Man indeed can never be good at heart, who is full of himself and his own Endowments. Mary Astell#Endowments 36
Mary Astell#Endowments 36
If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves? Mary Astell#Born 33
Mary Astell#Born 33
We ought as much as we can to endeavour the Perfecting of our Beings, and that we be as happy as possibly we may. Mary Astell#Beings 31
Mary Astell#Beings 31
None of us whether Men or Women but have so good an Opinion of our own Conduct as to believe we are fit, if not to direct others, at least to govern our selves. Mary Astell#Believe 30
Mary Astell#Believe 30
The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power, and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence. Mary Astell#Greatest 28
Mary Astell#Greatest 28
Whilst our Hearts are violently set upon any thing, there is no convincing us that we shall ever be of another Mind. Mary Astell#Another 28
Mary Astell#Another 28
Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is preferable to the good of a few or of one; a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary, the public before the private. Mary Astell#Lasting 25
Mary Astell#Lasting 25
Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best. Mary Astell#best 25
Mary Astell#best 25
Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up. Mary Astell#Education 18
Mary Astell#Education 18
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