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Mary Wollstonecraft (born in Spitalfields, London) was a famous Writer from United Kingdom, who lived between April 27, 1759 and September 10, 1797. She became only 38 years old.

Biography

Mary Wollstonecraft was a British feminist, writer and philosopher. She is best known for her book A Vindication of the Rights of Women and My Nordic travel, based on a trip in 1795.

During Wollstonecraft short career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travelogue, a history of the French Revolution, a children's book and she did include a girls' school and wrote Thoughts on the Education of Daughters. Wollstonecraft believed that the woman had a sense on a par with the man and should therefore have the same economic, political and social rights. She argued that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagined a society built on reason.

Among the general public and especially among feminists, Wollstonecraft's life has gotten more attention than her writings because of her unconventional and often tumultuous personal relationships. After two difficult relationship with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay she married the philosopher William Godwin in 1797, and was the mother of author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. She died under childbirth 38 years old and left behind several unfinished manuscripts.

Godwin published her biography, the year after her death, Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft (1798), where he is sincere honesty revealed her unorthodox lifestyle and thus involuntarily ruined her reputation for a whole century. With the emergence of the feminist movement in the 1900s, Mary Wollstonecraft has become increasingly more relevant and is considered a basic feminist philosopher.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Mary.

Related authors: Henry Fuseli, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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

Famous quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft (30)


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"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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"Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings; a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense"
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"Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority"
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"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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"Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives of a hell beyond the grave?"
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"What, but the rapacity of the only men who exercised their reason, the priests, secured such vast property to the church, when a man gave his perishable substance to save himself from the dark torments of purgatory"
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"Virtue can only flourish among equals"
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"The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger"
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"The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason"
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"The beginning is always today"
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"Taught from 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"
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"Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable - and life is more than a dream"
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"Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience"
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"Slavery to monarchs and ministers, which the world will be long freeing itself from, and whose deadly grasp stops the progress of the human mind, is not yet abolished"
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"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye"
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"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks"
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"Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in"
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"Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers"
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"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow"
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"It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners"
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"It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist, or that this active, restless spirit, equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust"
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"Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath"
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"In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason"
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"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"
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"If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?"
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"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"
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"I love my 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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"I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour"
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"How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?"
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"Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness"


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