Facts about Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a famous Author from England, who lived between August 30, 1797 and February 1, 1851. He/she became 53 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Mary, under the main topic Women.

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Famous quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (23)


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"The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food"
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"It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason"
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"Elegance is inferior to virtue"
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"What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow"
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"The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more"
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"Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos"
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"I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion"
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"And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart"
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"I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves"
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"It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world"
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"But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be - a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself"
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"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye"
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"I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves"
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"A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse"
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"My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings"
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"Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated"
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"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"
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"Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!"
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"My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free"
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"A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind"
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"Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world"
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"It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with"
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"Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil"


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