32 Margaret Cavendish Quotes On Success In Life

Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was an English philosopher, poet, scientist, fiction-writer, and playwright. Born Margaret Lucas, she was the youngest sister of the royalist’s Sir John Lucas and Sir Charles Lucas, who owned the manor of St John’s Abbey, Colchester. These Margaret Cavendish quotes will motivate you.

Best Margaret Cavendish Quotes

1. “For I had rather die in the adventure ot noble achievements, then live in obscure and sluggish security.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
2. “Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
3. “Thoughts are like stars in the firmament; some are fixed, others like the wandering planets, others again are only like meteors. Understanding is like the Sun, which gives light to all the thoughts. Memory is like the Moon, it hath its new, its full and its wane.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
4. “The truth is, we [women] live like bats, or owls, labor like beasts, and die like worms.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

5. “Everyone’s conscience in religion is between God and themselves, and it belongs to none other.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

6. “If Atomes are as small, as small can bee,They must in quantity of Matter all agree” ~ Margaret Cavendish
7. “One may be my very good friend, and yet not of my opinion.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
8. “I think a bad husband is far worse than no husband.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
9. “Prosperity is like perfume, it often makes the head ache.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
10. “But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
11. “Nature, being a wise and provident lady, governs her parts very wisely, methodically, and orderly: Also, she is very industrious and hates to be idle, which makes her employ her time as a good housewife doth.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
12. “Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
13. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

14. “Pain and Oblivion make mankind afraid to die; but all creatures are afraid of the one, none but mankind afraid of the other.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

15. “For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
16. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
17. “Some brains are barren grounds, that will not bring seed or fruit forth, unless they are well manured with the old wit which is raked from other writers and speakers.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
18. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish quotes
19. “As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

20. “who can Perswade more Powerfully than Poets?” ~ Margaret Cavendish

21. “Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot – my wit was according to my years.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
22. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
23. “For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
24. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
25. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
26. “And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

27. “As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us to the heighth of her estate, but not beyond it.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

28. “For I, hearing my Lord’s estate amongst many more estates was to be sold, and that the wives of the owners should have an allowance therefrom, it gave me hopes I should receive a benefit thereby.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
29. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
30. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
31. “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.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
32. “My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was Heir to my Fathers Estate, and as it were the Father to take care of us all, is not less Valiant than they were, although his skill in the Discipline of War was not so much, being not bred therein.” ~ Margaret Cavendish

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