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MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT
English writer and women's rights activist
(1759 - 1797)

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.
      - [Mind]

It may be confidently asserted that no man chooses evil, because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
      - A Vindication of the Rights of Men [Evil]

At boarding schools of every description, the relaxation of the junior boys is mischief; and of the senior, vice.
      - A Vindication of the Rights of Women
         (ch. 12) [Schools]

Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience; but, as blind obedience is ever sought for by power, tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in the dark because, the former only want slaves, and the latter a play-thing.
      - A Vindication of the Rights of Women
         (ch. 2) [Obedience]

Women deluded by these sentiments, sometimes boast of their weakness, cunningly obtaining power by playing on the weakness of men; and they may well glory in their illicit sway, for, like Turkish bashaws, they have more real power than their masters: but virtue is sacrificed to temporary gratifications, and the respectability of life to the triumph of an hour.
      - A Vindication of the Rights of Women
         (ch. 3) [Weakness]

I lament that women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions, which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, they are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
      - A Vindication of the Rights of Women
         (ch. 4) [Women]

As a sex, women are habitually indolent; and every thing tends to make them so.
      - A Vindication of the Rights of Women
         (ch. 7) [Indolence]

Modesty, is the graceful calm virtue of maturity; bashfulness, the charm of vivacious youth.
      - A Vindication of the Rights of Women
         (ch. 7) [Bashfulness]

From the respect paid to property flow, as from a poisoned fountain, most of the evils and vices which render this world such a dreary scene to the contemplative mind.
      - A Vindication of the Rights of Women
         (ch. 9) [Property]

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
      - The French Revolution (bk. v, ch. 4)
        [Politics]


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