Quotes by Mary Astell

– Mary Astell, Some Reflections upon Marriage Mary Astell was an English protofeminist writer and rhetorician. Her advocacy of equal educational opportunities for women has earned her the title "the first English feminist." .

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If God had not intended that Women shou'd use their Reason, He wou'd not have given them any, 'for He does nothing in vain.'

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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.

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Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.

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The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power, and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence.

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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
 
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