Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Mary Astell
(1666-1731) born on
Nov 12
English "feminist, writer". "Her writings include "A Serious Proposal to the Ladies for the Advancement of their True and Greatest Interest," 1694."

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F
"Women are from their very Infancy debarr'd those advantages [of education] with the want of which they are afterwards reproached, and nursed up in those vices with which will hereafter be upbraided them."

R
"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."
A
"If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?"
N
". . . he who only or chiefly chose for Beauty, will in a little Time find the same Reason for another Choice."
K
"There is not anything so excellent, but some will carp at it. . ."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""A Serious Proposal to the Ladies for the Advancement of their True and Greatest Interest," 1694."
R: ""Some Reflections Upon Marriage," 4th ed., Apperndix, 1730."
A: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."
N: ""Some Reflections Upon Marriage," 4th ed., Apperndix, 1730."
K: "Quoted in preface (18 Dec 18, 1724), "Letters of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu," 1766."


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