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Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Women do not want power over men, they want power over themselves. Women do not want power over men, they want power over themselves.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: The appetites will rule if the mind is vacant. The appetites will rule if the mind is vacant.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: We never do any thing well, unless we love it for its own sake. We never do any thing well, unless we love it for its own sake.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Life cannot be seen by an unmoved spectator. Life cannot be seen by an unmoved spectator.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: At boarding schools of every description, the relaxation of the junior boys is mischief; and of the senior, vice. At boarding schools of every description, the relaxation of the junior boys is mischief; and of the senior, vice.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free. My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Society can only be happy and free in proportion as it is virtuous. Society can only be happy and free in proportion as it is virtuous.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: It is the preservation of the species, not of individuals, which appears to be the design of Deity throughout the whole of nature. It is the preservation of the species, not of individuals, which appears to be the design of Deity throughout the whole of nature.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: In this metropolis a number of lurking leeches infamously gain subsistence by practicing on the credulity of women. In this metropolis a number of lurking leeches infamously gain subsistence by practicing on the credulity of women.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: The conduct of an accountable being must be regulated by the operations of its own reason ... The conduct of an accountable being must be regulated by the operations of its own reason ...
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves. I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Some women govern their husbands without degrading themselves, because intellect will always govern. Some women govern their husbands without degrading themselves, because intellect will always govern.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Only that education deserves emphatically to be termed cultivation of the mind which teaches young people how to begin to think. Only that education deserves emphatically to be termed cultivation of the mind which teaches young people how to begin to think.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: When we feel deeply, we reason profoundly. When we feel deeply, we reason profoundly.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world. It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Without the aid of the imagination all the pleasures of the senses must sink into grossness. Without the aid of the imagination all the pleasures of the senses must sink into grossness.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness. Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government. Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: My husband - my king. My husband - my king.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: When any prevailing prejudice is attacked, the wise will consider, and leave the narrow-minded to rail with thoughtless vehemence at innovation. When any prevailing prejudice is attacked, the wise will consider, and leave the narrow-minded to rail with thoughtless vehemence at innovation.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: It is far better to be often deceived than never to trust; to be disappointed in love, than never to love. It is far better to be often deceived than never to trust; to be disappointed in love, than never to love.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: [...] and if then women do not resign the arbitrary power of beauty - they will prove that they have less mind than man. [...] and if then women do not resign the arbitrary power of beauty - they will prove that they have less mind than man.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Trifling employments have rendered woman a trifler. Trifling employments have rendered woman a trifler.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Thus do we wish as we float down the stream of life, whilst chance does more to gratify our desire for knowledge than our best-laid plans. Thus do we wish as we float down the stream of life, whilst chance does more to gratify our desire for knowledge than our best-laid plans.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Simplicity and sincerity generally go hand in hand, as both proceed from a love of truth. Simplicity and sincerity generally go hand in hand, as both proceed from a love of truth.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: I begin to love this creature, and to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie. I begin to love this creature, and to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century. In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: True happiness must arise from well-regulated affections, and an affection includes a duty. True happiness must arise from well-regulated affections, and an affection includes a duty.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: They may be convenient slaves, but slavery will have its constant effect, degrading the master and the abject dependent. They may be convenient slaves, but slavery will have its constant effect, degrading the master and the abject dependent.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: An air of fashion, which is but a badge of slavery ... proves that the soul has not a strong individual character. An air of fashion, which is but a badge of slavery ... proves that the soul has not a strong individual character.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: But what a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of an hypothesis! But what a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of an hypothesis!
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: As a sex, women are habitually indolent; and every thing tends to make them so. As a sex, women are habitually indolent; and every thing tends to make them so.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Either nature has made a great difference between man and man, or that the world is not yet anywhere near to being fully civilized. Either nature has made a great difference between man and man, or that the world is not yet anywhere near to being fully civilized.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Modesty is the graceful, calm virtue of maturity; bashfulness the charm of vivacious youth. Modesty is the graceful, calm virtue of maturity; bashfulness the charm of vivacious youth.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil. Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Virtue can only flourish among equals. Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Men, in general, seem to employ their reason to justify prejudices ... rather than to root them out. Men, in general, seem to employ their reason to justify prejudices ... rather than to root them out.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: In the education of women, the cultivation of the understanding is always subordinate to the acquirement of some corporeal accomplishment ... In the education of women, the cultivation of the understanding is always subordinate to the acquirement of some corporeal accomplishment ...
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Let woman share the rights and she will emulate the virtues of man; for she must grow more perfect when emancipated ... Let woman share the rights and she will emulate the virtues of man; for she must grow more perfect when emancipated ...
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: When poverty is more disgraceful than even vice, is not morality cut to the quick? When poverty is more disgraceful than even vice, is not morality cut to the quick?
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men. It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized. The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Situation seems to be the mould in which men's characters are formed. Situation seems to be the mould in which men's characters are formed.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Happy would it be for women, if they were only flattered by the men who loved them; I mean, who love the individual, not the sex. Happy would it be for women, if they were only flattered by the men who loved them; I mean, who love the individual, not the sex.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: 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. 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.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger. The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: The mind will ever be unstable that has only prejudices to rest on. The mind will ever be unstable that has only prejudices to rest on.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Judicious books enlarge the mind and improve the heart ... Judicious books enlarge the mind and improve the heart ...
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Considering the length of time that women have been dependent, is it surprising that some of them hug their chains, and fawn like the spaniel? Considering the length of time that women have been dependent, is it surprising that some of them hug their chains, and fawn like the spaniel?
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: When a man seduces a woman, it should, I think, be termed a left-handed marriage. When a man seduces a woman, it should, I think, be termed a left-handed marriage.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions? How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: The whole tenour of female education ... tends to render the best disposed romantic and inconstant; and the remainder vain and mean. The whole tenour of female education ... tends to render the best disposed romantic and inconstant; and the remainder vain and mean.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time. Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: I think I love most people best when they are in adversity; for pity is one of my prevailing passions. I think I love most people best when they are in adversity; for pity is one of my prevailing passions.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Wealth and female softness equally tend to debase mankind! Wealth and female softness equally tend to debase mankind!
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in. Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: Nothing, I am sure, calls forth the faculties so much as the being obliged to struggle with the world. Nothing, I am sure, calls forth the faculties so much as the being obliged to struggle with the world.
Mary Wollstonecraft quotes: The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason. The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.