Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.
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.
The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters.
Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.
If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
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.
He who will be just, must be forc'd to acknowledge, that neither Sex are always in the right.
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.
The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power, and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence.
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.
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.
But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes.
Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
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