As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue.
There is a pride a self-love in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.
Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe or to lay out for observation.
Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them they will compliment one another yet mean no more by it than the men do.
Women do not often fall in love with philosophers.
Women love to be called cruel even when they are kindest.
Let a man do what he will by a single woman the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.
Love before marriage is absolutely necessary.
If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.
The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter even where geniuses are equal.
From sixteen to twenty all women kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions appear to be good-natured.
Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.
Every one more or less loves Power yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
A widow’s refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.
Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating.