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Sarah Scott

  • 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.