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“But how little do they know human nature, who think they can say to passion, so far shalt thou go, and no farther!”
“... vanity first leads us into danger, and then renders us incapable of resistance.”
“... no vows are less sincere than those made in anger.”
“Curiosity is one of those insatiable passions that grow by gratification ...”
“Wickedness serves itself by weapons which we would not use, and if we are wounded with them, we have no more reason to be mortified, than a man would have to think his courage disgraced, because when he lay sleeping in his bed, he was taken prisoner by a body of armed men. To be circumvented by cunning, must ever be the fate, but never the disgrace of the artless.”
“Chance, that deity, which though blind, is often a powerful friend, did what she could not prevail on herself to do.”
“[On immortality:] Pride indeed makes man claim it for himself, but deny it to others ...”
Sarah Scott, English writer
(1723 - 1795)
Full name: Sarah Robinson Scott.