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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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A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.
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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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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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Elegance is inferior to virtue.
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Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
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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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I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves.
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I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
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I shall live to improve myself, to take care of my child and to render myself worthy to join him. Soon my weary pilgrimage will begin.
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I thought and pondered - vainly. I felt that blank incapability of invention which is the greatest misery of authorship, when dull Nothing replies to our anxious invocations.
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Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of the void, but out of chaos; the materials must, in the first place, be afforded: it can give form to dark, shapeless substances, but cannot bring into being the substance itself.
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Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos.
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Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos.
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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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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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It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what was in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with.
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It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.
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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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Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
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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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My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
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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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Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!
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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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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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The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
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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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Women are told from their infancy, and taught by the example of their mothers, that a little knowledge of human weakness, justly termed cunning, softness of temper, outward obedience and a scrupulous attention to a puerile kind of propriety, will obtain for them the protection of man.
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