Mary Astell – Although it has been said…

Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more…


“Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.”
-Mary Astell

Mary Astell – The design of Rhetoric is…

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of…


“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.”
-Mary Astell

Mary Astell – We all agree that its…

We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we…


“We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, ’tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform’d what is the true Way to Happiness.”
-Mary Astell