"How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible Opinion of her and her Sex?"
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Mary Astell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Mary Astell on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Mary Astell on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Mary Astell on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Mary Astell on Abraham Lincoln
"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."