If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power, and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence.
The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters.
Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
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.
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.
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.
God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him.
How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex?
That Man indeed can never be good at heart, who is full of himself and his own Endowments.
That which has not a real excellency and value in it self, entertains no longer than the giddy Humour which recommended it to us holds.
The Soul debases her self, when she sets her affections on any thing but her creator.
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.
For certainly there cannot be a higher pleasure than to think that we love and are beloved by the most amiable and best Being.