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Harriet Martineau quotes: It is characteristic of genius to be hopeful and aspiring. It is characteristic of genius to be hopeful and aspiring.
Harriet Martineau quotes: The imagination, once awakened, must and will work, and ought to work The imagination, once awakened, must and will work, and ought to work
Harriet Martineau quotes: Happiness consists in the full employment of our faculties in some pursuit. Happiness consists in the full employment of our faculties in some pursuit.
Harriet Martineau quotes: Religion is a temper, not a pursuit. Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
Harriet Martineau quotes: His subject is the "Origin of Species," & not the origin of Organization; & it seems a needless mischief to have opened the latter speculation at all. His subject is the "Origin of Species," & not the origin of Organization; & it seems a needless mischief to have opened the latter speculation at all.
Harriet Martineau quotes: The progression of emancipation of any class usually, if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class. The progression of emancipation of any class usually, if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class.
Harriet Martineau quotes: Influence which is given on the side of money is usually against truth. Influence which is given on the side of money is usually against truth.
Harriet Martineau quotes: I romanced internally about early death till it was too late to die early ... I romanced internally about early death till it was too late to die early ...
Harriet Martineau quotes: Marriage ... is still the imperfect institution it must remain while women continue to be ill-educated, passive, and subservient ... Marriage ... is still the imperfect institution it must remain while women continue to be ill-educated, passive, and subservient ...
Harriet Martineau quotes: I think that few people are aware how early it is right to respect the modesty of an infant. I think that few people are aware how early it is right to respect the modesty of an infant.
Harriet Martineau quotes: Women, like men, must be educated with a view to action, or their studies cannot be called education. Women, like men, must be educated with a view to action, or their studies cannot be called education.
Harriet Martineau quotes: It is a testament to the strength and purity of the democratic sentiment in the country, that the republic has not been overthrown by its newspapers. It is a testament to the strength and purity of the democratic sentiment in the country, that the republic has not been overthrown by its newspapers.
Harriet Martineau quotes: I certainly had no idea how little faith Christians have in their own faith till I saw how ill their courage and temper can stand any attack on it. I certainly had no idea how little faith Christians have in their own faith till I saw how ill their courage and temper can stand any attack on it.
Harriet Martineau quotes: The clergy complain of the enormous spread of bold books, from the infidel tract to the latest handling of the miracle question. The clergy complain of the enormous spread of bold books, from the infidel tract to the latest handling of the miracle question.
Harriet Martineau quotes: There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land
Harriet Martineau quotes: I have no sympathy for those who, under any pressure of circumstances, sacrifice their heart's-love for legal prostitution. I have no sympathy for those who, under any pressure of circumstances, sacrifice their heart's-love for legal prostitution.
Harriet Martineau quotes: Is it to be understood that the principles of the Declaration of Independence bear no relation to half of the human race? Is it to be understood that the principles of the Declaration of Independence bear no relation to half of the human race?
Harriet Martineau quotes: I loved, as I still love, the most monotonous life possible ... I loved, as I still love, the most monotonous life possible ...
Harriet Martineau quotes: There is no theory of a God, of an author of Nature, of an origin of the Universe, which is not utterly repugnant to my faculties ... There is no theory of a God, of an author of Nature, of an origin of the Universe, which is not utterly repugnant to my faculties ...
Harriet Martineau quotes: It never enters the lady's head that the wet-nurse's baby probably dies. It never enters the lady's head that the wet-nurse's baby probably dies.
Harriet Martineau quotes: There is no death to those who perfectly love-only disappearance, which in time may be borne. There is no death to those who perfectly love-only disappearance, which in time may be borne.
Harriet Martineau quotes: It matters infinitely less what we do than what we are. It matters infinitely less what we do than what we are.
Harriet Martineau quotes: Goodness and simplicity are indissolubly united.-The bad are the most sophisticated, all the world over, and the good the least. Goodness and simplicity are indissolubly united.-The bad are the most sophisticated, all the world over, and the good the least.
Harriet Martineau quotes: I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author spectacles can see them as they are. I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author spectacles can see them as they are.
Harriet Martineau quotes: Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right, for that shall bring a man peace at the last. Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right, for that shall bring a man peace at the last.
Harriet Martineau quotes: Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry. Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry.
Harriet Martineau quotes: Who is apt, on occasion, to assign a multitude of reasons when one will do? This is a sure sign of weakness in argument. Who is apt, on occasion, to assign a multitude of reasons when one will do? This is a sure sign of weakness in argument.
Harriet Martineau quotes: [On being deaf:] We must struggle for whatever may be had, without encroaching on the comfort of others. [On being deaf:] We must struggle for whatever may be had, without encroaching on the comfort of others.
Harriet Martineau quotes: I want to be a free rover on the breezy common of the universe. I want to be a free rover on the breezy common of the universe.
Harriet Martineau quotes: We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it. We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.