"Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Mary Astell on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Mary Astell on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Mary Astell on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Mary Astell on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Mary Astell on Albert Camus
"Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best."
"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."
"But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?"
"God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him."
"Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up."