"Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Mary Astell on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Mary Astell on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Mary Astell on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Mary Astell on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Mary Astell on William Shakespeare
"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."