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Bernard Mandeville
(1670?-1733) born on
English philosopher.
         
   
F
There are many examples of women that have excelled in learning, and even in war, but this is no reason we should bring 'em all up to Latin and Greek or else military discipline, instead of needle-work and housewifry.

R
The multitude will hardly believe the excessive force of education, and in the difference of modesty between men and women, ascribe that to nature, which is altogether owing to early instruction . . .
A
No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts. . . : but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
N
Those who get their living by their daily labor . . . have nothing to stir them up to be serviceable but their wants which it is a prudence to relieve, but folly to cure.
K
The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honour is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Fable of the Bees," "Essay on Charity and Charity-Schools," 1714; rev. 1723.
R: "The Fable of the Bees," "Remark (C)," 1714; rev. 1723.
A: "The Fable of the Bees," "Essay on Charity and Charity-Schools," 1714; rev. 1723.
N: "The Fable of the Bees," 1714..
K: "The Fable of the Bees," "Remark (R)," 1714; rev. 1723.
   


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