Mary Wollstonecraft

British feministisch writer

Lived from: 1759-1797

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Mary Wollstonecraft

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    Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
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    If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test: though a different opinion prevails in this country.
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    Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
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    Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
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    No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
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    Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose-a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
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    Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men; they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties.
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    Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
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    Women are told from their infancy, and taught by the example of their mothers, that a little knowledge of human weakness, justly termed cunning, softness of temper, outward obedience and a scrupulous attention to a puerile kind of propriety, will obtain for them the protection of man.
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