Frances Wright Quotes

Top 36 wise famous quotes and sayings by Frances Wright

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Frances Wright quotes: There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being; it is where they touch the rights of another sentient being. There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being; it is where they touch the rights of another sentient being.
Frances Wright quotes: Credulity is always ridiculous. Credulity is always ridiculous.
Frances Wright quotes: A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence. A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.
Frances Wright quotes: Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown. Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.
Frances Wright quotes: Do not confound noise with fame. The man who is remembered, is not always honored. Do not confound noise with fame. The man who is remembered, is not always honored.
Frances Wright quotes: The language of truth is too simple for inexperienced ears. The language of truth is too simple for inexperienced ears.
Frances Wright quotes: No man can see his own prejudices ... No man can see his own prejudices ...
Frances Wright quotes: The mode of delivering a truth makes, for the most part, as much impression on the mind of the listener as the truth itself. The mode of delivering a truth makes, for the most part, as much impression on the mind of the listener as the truth itself.
Frances Wright quotes: Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against.
Frances Wright quotes: If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance. If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance.
Frances Wright quotes: Persecution for opinion is the master vice of society. Persecution for opinion is the master vice of society.
Frances Wright quotes: The knowledge of one generation is the ignorance of the next. The knowledge of one generation is the ignorance of the next.
Frances Wright quotes: Let us unite on the safe and sure ground of fact and experiment, and we can never err; yet better, we can never differ. Let us unite on the safe and sure ground of fact and experiment, and we can never err; yet better, we can never differ.
Frances Wright quotes: The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue. The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.
Frances Wright quotes: And when did mere preaching do any good? Put something in the place of these things. Fill the vacuum of the mind. And when did mere preaching do any good? Put something in the place of these things. Fill the vacuum of the mind.
Frances Wright quotes: Of the thousands who have paid homage to virtue, barely one has thought to inspect the pedestal on which it stands. Of the thousands who have paid homage to virtue, barely one has thought to inspect the pedestal on which it stands.
Frances Wright quotes: These will vary in every human being; but knowledge is the same for every mind, and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it. These will vary in every human being; but knowledge is the same for every mind, and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it.
Frances Wright quotes: It is in vain that we would circumscribe the power of one half of our race, and that half by far the most important and influential. It is in vain that we would circumscribe the power of one half of our race, and that half by far the most important and influential.
Frances Wright quotes: Awaken its powers, and it will respect itself. Awaken its powers, and it will respect itself.
Frances Wright quotes: I am neither Jew nor Gentile, Mahomedan nor Theist; I am but a member of the human family ... I am neither Jew nor Gentile, Mahomedan nor Theist; I am but a member of the human family ...
Frances Wright quotes: What were the glories of the sun, if we knew not the gloom of darkness? What were the glories of the sun, if we knew not the gloom of darkness?
Frances Wright quotes: Speak of change, and the world is in alarm. And yet where do we not see change? Speak of change, and the world is in alarm. And yet where do we not see change?
Frances Wright quotes: Man has been adjudged a social animal. Man has been adjudged a social animal.
Frances Wright quotes: The condition of women affords in all countries the best criterion by which to judge the character of men. The condition of women affords in all countries the best criterion by which to judge the character of men.
Frances Wright quotes: The world is full of religion, and full of misery and crime. The world is full of religion, and full of misery and crime.
Frances Wright quotes: Equality! Where is it, if not in education? Equal rights! They cannot exist without equality of instruction. Equality! Where is it, if not in education? Equal rights! They cannot exist without equality of instruction.
Frances Wright quotes: I feel virtuous because my soul is at ease. I feel virtuous because my soul is at ease.