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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Facts

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 – 1762) was an English aristocrat, letter writer and poet. Lady Mary is today chiefly remembered for her letters, particularly her letters from travels to the Ottoman Empire, as wife to the British ambassador to Turkey. Her writings usually address and challenge the hindering contemporary social attitudes towards women and their intellectual and social growth. (1689 – 1762)

Quotes by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

I give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

I sweat. If anything comes easy to me I mistrust it.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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