Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

1690 - 1762

A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on youth, age, and wisdom

'Tis a maxim with me to be young as long as one can: there is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth; those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity, which make all the happiness of life. To my extreme mortification I grow wiser every day.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

You can be pleased with nothing if you are not pleased with yourself.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on entertainment, pleasure, and reading

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on advice

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I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on people and pleasure

I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

But the fruit that can fall without shaking Indeed is too mellow for me.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: The Answer.

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on guidance, maxims, and virtue

Let this great maxim be my virtue's guide,- In part she is to blame that has been tried: He comes too near that comes to be denied.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: The Lady's Resolve, (1713)

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Satire should, like a polished razor keen, Would with a touch that 's scarcely felt or seen.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: To the Imitator of the First Satire of Horace. Book ii.

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Civility costs nothing and buys everything.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: Letters

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

General notions are generally wrong.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: Letters

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