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Quotations From HARRIET MARTINEAU

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  • 1.
    Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Marriage," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).
  • 2.
    If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power.
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Women," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).

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  • 3.
    The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Women," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).

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  • 4.
    Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Women," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).
  • 5.
    For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen ... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Occupation," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).

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  • 6.
    Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Women," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).
  • 7.
    What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honourable, than that of teaching?
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Occupation," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).
  • 8.
    But is it not the fact that religion emanates from the nature, from the moral state of the individual? Is it not therefore true that unless the nature be completely exercised, the moral state harmonised, the religion cannot be healthy?
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Occupation," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).

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  • 9.
    Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Occupation," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).
  • 10.
    If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.
    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Marriage," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).

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