Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes

There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.

~ Mary Wortley Montagu

Civility costs nothing and buys everything.

~ Mary Wortley Montagu

I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'tis only to them that they are blessings.

~ Mary Wortley Montagu

Life is too short for a long story.

~ Mary Wortley Montagu

Prudent people are very happy 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.

~ Mary Wortley Montagu

I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.

~ Mary Wortley Montagu

You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself.

~ Mary Wortley Montagu

It has all been very interesting.

~ Mary Wortley Montagu

anger - art - aging - adversity - beauty - balance - change - confusion - courage - character - death - dreams - determination - education - excellence - family - friendship - funny - giving - goals - happiness - hope - honesty - integrity - imagination - joy - justice - kindness - kissing - knowledge - life - love - leadership - money - music - marriage - motivation - mistakes - nature - overcoming - optimism - opportunity - perspective - patience - peace - quality - quitting - questions - quiet - respect - relationships - reading - success - strength - stress - smiling - teaching - time - trust - unity - understanding - vision - values - victory - war - writing - winning - wisdom - waiting - youth -


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