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Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change."

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.




Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace."

Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "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."

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.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "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."

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.




Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "So much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men"

So much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave"

I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility."

A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility.




Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men."

It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "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."

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.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries."

Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour: but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before."

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour: but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment."

I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment.




Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger."

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "The being who patiently endures injustice, and silently bears insults, will soon become unjust, or unable to discern right from wrong."

The being who patiently endures injustice, and silently bears insults, will soon become unjust, or unable to discern right from wrong.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?"

Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "I required kindness and sympathy, but I did not believe myself utterly unworthy of it."

I required kindness and sympathy, but I did not believe myself utterly unworthy of it.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "This advice, although good, was totally inapplicable to my case."

This advice, although good, was totally inapplicable to my case.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Few, I believe, have had much affection for mankind, who did not first love their parents, their brothers, sisters, and even the domestic brutes, whom they first played with."

Few, I believe, have had much affection for mankind, who did not first love their parents, their brothers, sisters, and even the domestic brutes, whom they first played with.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it."

Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Alas! he is cold, he cannot answer me."

Alas! he is cold, he cannot answer me.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics."

If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more."

The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "What but a pestilential vapour can hover over society when its chief director is only instructed in the invention of crimes, or the stupid routine of childish ceremonies?"

What but a pestilential vapour can hover over society when its chief director is only instructed in the invention of crimes, or the stupid routine of childish ceremonies?



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "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."

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.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world!"

It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world!



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Surely once in a life God will grant the earnest entreaty of a loving heart."

Surely once in a life God will grant the earnest entreaty of a loving heart.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Nature in everything demands respect, and those who violate her laws seldom violate them with impunity."

Nature in everything demands respect, and those who violate her laws seldom violate them with impunity.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind."

The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "There is love in me the likes of which you've never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied int he one, I will indulge the other."

There is love in me the likes of which you've never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied int he one, I will indulge the other.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Of what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to a mind when it has once seized on it like a lichen on a rock." - Frankenstein p115"

Of what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to a mind when it has once seized on it like a lichen on a rock." - Frankenstein p115



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos."

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit."

I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in."

Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "I wished, as it were, to procrastinate all that related to my feelings of affection until the great object, which swallowed up every habit of my nature, should be completed."

I wished, as it were, to procrastinate all that related to my feelings of affection until the great object, which swallowed up every habit of my nature, should be completed.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves."

I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government."

Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Those moral laws on which all human excellence is founded—a love of truth in ourselves, and a sincere sympathy with our fellow-creatures."

Those moral laws on which all human excellence is founded—a love of truth in ourselves, and a sincere sympathy with our fellow-creatures.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "There was a considerable difference between the ages of my parents, but this circumstance seemed to unite them only closer in bonds of devoted affection."

There was a considerable difference between the ages of my parents, but this circumstance seemed to unite them only closer in bonds of devoted affection.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose"

nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "What is there in our nature that is for ever urging us on towards pain and misery?"

What is there in our nature that is for ever urging us on towards pain and misery?



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Solitude was my only consolation - deep, dark, deathlike solitude."

Solitude was my only consolation - deep, dark, deathlike solitude.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain."

the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?"

Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "I never wanted but your heart--that gone, you have nothing more to give."

I never wanted but your heart--that gone, you have nothing more to give.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain."

Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "The beginning is always today."

The beginning is always today.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in the excess of grief."

The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in the excess of grief.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "For the first time she knew and loved the Spirit of good and beauty, an affinity to which affords the greatest bliss that our nature can receive."

For the first time she knew and loved the Spirit of good and beauty, an affinity to which affords the greatest bliss that our nature can receive.



Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes: "Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose-a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye."

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