Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes

Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: I love man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Quote: Women deluded by these sentiments, sometimes boast of their weakness, cunningly obtaining power by playing on the weakness of men; and they may well glory in their illicit sway, for, like Turkish bashaws, they have more real power than their masters: but virtue is sacrificed to temporary gratifications, and the respectability of life to the triumph of an hour.
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Quotes about Mary Wollstonecraft: When man, governed by reasonable laws, enjoys his natural freedom, let him despise woman, if she do not share it with him.
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Quote about Mary Wollstonecraft: ...men endeavor to sink us still lower, merely to render us alluring objects for a moment; and women, intoxicated by the adoration which men, under the influence of their senses, pay them, do not seek to obtain a durable interest in their hearts, or to become the friends of the fellow creatures who find amusement in their society.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Sayings: Situation seems to be the mould in which men's characters are formed.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Saying: Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
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Sayings about Mary Wollstonecraft: Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
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Saying about Mary Wollstonecraft: Executions, far from being useful examples to the survivors, have, I am persuaded, a quite contrary effect, by hardening the heart they ought to terrify. Besides, the fear of an ignominious death, I believe, never deterred anyone from the commission of a crime, because in committing it the mind is roused to activity about present circumstances.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: I must be allowed to add some explanatory remarks to bring the subject home to reason-to that sluggish reason, which supinely takes opinions on trust, and obstinately supports them to spare itself the labour of thinking.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Quote: Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and, roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. Men have various employments and pursuits which engage their attention, and give a character to the opening mind; but women, confined to one, and having their thoughts constantly directed to the most insignificant part of themselves, seldom extend their views beyond the triumph of the hour.
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Quotes about Mary Wollstonecraft: Some years ago, when the images which this world affords first opened upon me, when I felt the cheering warmth of summer and heard the rustling of the leaves and the warbling of the birds, and these were all to me, I should have wept to die; now it is my only consolation. Polluted by crimes and torn by the bitterest remorse, where can I find rest but in death?
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Quote about Mary Wollstonecraft: Let woman share the rights and she will emulate the virtues of man; for she must grow more perfect when emancipated ...
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Mary Wollstonecraft Sayings: The flexible muscles growing daily more rigid give character to the countenance ; that is, they trace the operations of the mind with the iron pen of fate, and tell us not only what powers are within, but how they have been employed.
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