I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.
And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
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