Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Life is too short for a long story.
Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.
People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.
Memorable Quotations: British Women Writers
British Women Writers of the Past (Kindle Book)