Lady Mary Montagu Quotes
Most popular Lady Mary Montagu Quotes
Civility costs nothing and buys everything.
Politeness costs nothing, and gains everything.
A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
To my extreme mortification I grow wiser every day.
I despise the pleasure of pleasing people whom I despise.
If twas the fashion to go naked, the face would be hardly observ'd.
The fruit that can fall without shaking, Indeed is too mellow for me.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself.
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
People are never so near playing the fool as when they think themselves wise.
People wish their enemies dead—but I do not; I say give them the gout, give them the stone!
Satire should, like a polish'd razor keen, Wound with a touch, that's scarcely felt or seen.
I enjoy vast delight in the folly of mankind; and, God be praised, that is an inexhaustible source of entertainment.
There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.
People are never so near playing the fool as when they think themselves wise: they lay aside that distrust which is the surest guard against indiscretion.
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.