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Мэри Монтегю

Дата рождения: 15. Май 1689
Дата смерти: 21. Август 1762

Мэри Уортли Монтегю — английская писательница и путешественница. Известна научно ценными «Турецкими письмами», первым произведением светской женщины о мусульманском Востоке. Впервые привезла в Европу раннюю технику прививания оспы .

Жена посла Британской империи в Османской империи, представительница высшей аристократии Великобритании .


„Вежливость ничего не стоит, но приносит много.“

„Язвы желудка возникают не от того, что вы едите, а от того, что съедает вас.“


„No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.“

„I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.“

„Philosophy is the toil which can never tire persons engaged in it. All ways are strewn with roses, and the farther you go, the more enchanting objects appear before you and invite you on.“

„There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.“

„No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.“

„In short I will part with anything for you but you.“


„Civility costs nothing and buys everything“ The Selected Letters

„I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.“

„None strive to know their proper merit
But strain for wisdom, beauty, spirit
And lose the praise that is their due
When they've the impossible in view“

„Knowing too much is very apt to make us troublesome to other people“


„No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 - 1762)“

„The government here is entirely in the hands of the army. The Grand Signor [Ottoman Sultan], with all his absolute power, is as much a slave as any of his subjects, and trembles at a janissary's frown.“

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