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Mary Astell
December 12, 1666 - May 11, 1731
Nationality: English
Category: Writer
Subcategory: English Writer

If a Woman can neither Love nor Honour, she does ill in promising to Obey.

    Topics: Marriage

If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour, I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled.


He who will be just, must be forc'd to acknowledge, that neither Sex are always in the right.


How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex?


Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in.


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