Margaret Cavendish Quotes


20 Margaret Cavendish quotes:



"And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions."
"A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils."
"And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation."
"And though my brother Sir Thomas Lucas died not immediately of his wounds, yet a wound he received on his head in Ireland shortened his life."
"And though my father was not a peer of the realm, yet there were few peers who had much greater estates or lived more noble therewith."
"As for my brothers, of whom I had three, I know not how they were bred."
"As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity."
"First, they were bred when I was not capable to observe or before I was born; likewise the breeding of men is of a different manner from that of women."
"For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses."
"For it was not amorous love. I never was infected therewith. It is a disease, or a passion, or both - I only know by relation, no by experience."
"For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance."
"In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help."
"Indeed I did not stand as a beggar at the Parliament door, for I never was at the Parliament-House, nor stood I ever at the door as I do know or can remember; not as a petitioner I am sure."
"Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot - my wit was according to my years."
"Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit."
"My mother was a good mistress to her servants, taking care of them in their sicknesses, not sparing any cost she was able to bestow for their recovery."
"Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel."
"Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime."
"Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit"
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"Women's Tongues are as sharp as two-edged Swords, and wound as much, when they are anger'd"
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