Mary Wollstonecraft quotes

“But what a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of an hypothesis!”

Mary Wollstonecraft

“Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time.”

Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Mary Wollstonecraft

“If we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.”

Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Mary Wollstonecraft

“My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”

Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Mary Wollstonecraft

“Simplicity and sincerity generally go hand in hand, as both proceed from a love of truth.”

Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Mary Wollstonecraft

“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

“The beginning is always today.”

Mary Wollstonecraft