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Summary

Frances Wright was a famous Writer from Scotland, who lived between September 6, 1795 and December 13, 1852.

Biography

She was a Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a U. S. citizen in 1825. That year she founded the Nashoba Commune in Tennessee as a utopian community to prepare slaves for emancipation, intending to create an egalitarian place, but it lasted only three years. Her Views of Society and Manners in America (1821) brought her the most attention as a critique of the new nation.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Frances, under the main topic Equality.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alice Meynell, James Lane Allen, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, Benjamin Disraeli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, Karl Marx, Orison Swett Marden, Fyodor Dostoevsky

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Wright

Famous quotes by Frances Wright (15)


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"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"
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"There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being; it is where they touch the rights of another sentient being"
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"The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue"
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"Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown"
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"Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period"
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"Let us unite on the safe and sure ground of fact and experiment, and we can never err; yet better, we can never differ"
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"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"
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"If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment"
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"If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance"
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"I have been swamped with tremendous response. I am expecting a huge crowd"
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"However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion, that, until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly"
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"How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction; how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge - just knowledge; not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers"
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"Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others - we exert them justly; do we exert them at the expense of others - unjustly. And, in thus doing, we step from the sure platform of liberty upon the uncertain threshold of tyranny"
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"All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you"
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"Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it"


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