Margaret Cavendish Quotes

Born January 01, 1623
Died December 15, 1673

Who the Heck is Margaret Cavendish?

Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was an English philosopher, poet, scientist, fiction writer and playwright.

By writing 'The Blazing World' in 1666, Cavendish is arguably the first science fiction writer in history.

Books by Margaret Cavendish

Best Quotes by Margaret Cavendish

“A judge, replied the Empress, is easy to be had, but to get an impartial judge, is a thing so difficult.”

Margaret Cavendish
This Blazing World

“By which we may see, that novelty discomposes the mind, but acquaintance settles it in peace and tranquillity.”

Margaret Cavendish
This Blazing World

“Everyone's conscience in religion is between God and themselves, and it belongs to none other.”

Margaret Cavendish

“Fear and wonder makes gods.”

Margaret Cavendish
This Blazing World

“For pleasure, delight, peace and felicity live in method and temperance.”

Margaret Cavendish

“I had rather die in the adventure of noble achievements than live in obscure and sluggish security.”

Margaret Cavendish
This Blazing World

“I think a bad husband is far worse than no husband.”

Margaret Cavendish
Sociable Letters

“Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.”

Margaret Cavendish

“One may be my very good friend, and yet not of my opinion.”

Margaret Cavendish
Sociable Letters

“Prosperity is like perfume, it often makes the head ache.”

Margaret Cavendish

“Some brains are barren grounds, that will not bring seed or fruit forth, unless they are well manured with the old wit which is raked from other writers and speakers.”

Margaret Cavendish

“The truth is, we women live like bats, or owls, labor like beasts, and die like worms.”

Margaret Cavendish

“There is little difference between man and beast, but what ambition and glory makes.”

Margaret Cavendish
Duchess of Newcastle

“Thoughts are like stars in the firmament; some are fixed, others like the wandering planets, others again are only like meteors. Understanding is like the Sun, which gives light to all the thoughts. Memory is like the Moon, it hath its new, its full and its wane.”

Margaret Cavendish

“Women's Tongues are as sharp as two-edged Swords, and wound as much, when they are anger'd.”

Margaret Cavendish