8 Total Quotes

Elizabeth Montagu Quotes

. . . there is a much higher character from that of a wit or a poet or a savant, which is that of a rational sociable being, willing to carry on the commerce of life with all the sweetness and condescension, decency and virtue will permit.
Elizabeth Montagu
#Character

To judge therefore of Shakespeare by Aristotle's rule is like trying a man by the Laws of one Country who acted under those of another.
Elizabeth Montagu
#British Writer #Country

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content when I cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress.
Elizabeth Montagu
#British Writer

Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants
Elizabeth Montagu
#Consequences

I never invite idiots to my house.
Elizabeth Montagu
#British Writer

She kindly laments that I am not of the party, and to be sure I honour great ladies, and I admire great wits, but I am of the same opinion in regard to assemblies that is held concerning oysters, that they are never good in a month that has not the letter R in it.
Elizabeth Montagu
#British Writer

Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.
Elizabeth Montagu
#British Writer