"Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Mary Astell on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Mary Astell on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Mary Astell on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Mary Astell on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Mary Astell on Michael Jordan
"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."