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Brief about Mary Wollstonecraft: By info that we know Mary Wollstonecraft was born at 1970-01-01. And also Mary Wollstonecraft is British Writer.

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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.

Tags: Human, Mind, Progress

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.

Tags: Mind, Strength, Women

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.

Tags: Knowledge, Learn, Nature

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.

Tags: Dark, Men, Reason

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.

Tags: Freedom, Struggle, Women

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

Tags: Good, Happiness, Mistakes

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.

Tags: Beauty, Mind, Woman

Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.

Tags: Blind, End, Mind

The beginning is always today.

Tags: Beginning, Today

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?

Tags: Power, Women, Wrong

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.

Tags: Men, Sex, Women

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.

Tags: Good, Men, Women

Virtue can only flourish among equals.

Tags: Among, Equality, Virtue

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.

Tags: Authority, Cannot, Reason

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.

Tags: Lost, Revolution, Time

In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.

Tags: Fact, Reason, Result

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Tags: May, Mind, Soul

Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable - and life is more than a dream.

Tags: Dream, Heart, Life

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.

Tags: Alive, Impossible, Joy

Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.

Tags: Children, Men, Women
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