Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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"Lady Mary Wortley Montagu" was an English people/English aristocrat and writer. Lady Mary is today chiefly remembered for her letters, particularly her letters from Turkey, as wife to the British ambassador, which have been described by Billie Melman as “the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient”.

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I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.

You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself.

It has all been very interesting.

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.

Civility costs nothing and buys everything.

I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.