Margaret Fuller


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  • ''We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 289, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).
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  • ''Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering- pot and pruning-knife.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 289, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).
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  • ''For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 289, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).
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  • ''A man who means to think and write a great deal must, after six and twenty, learn to read with his fingers.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 289, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).
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  • ''Tragedy is always a mistake; and the loneliness of the deepest thinker, the widest lover, ceases to be pathetic to us so soon as the sun is high enough above the mountains.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 289, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).
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  • ''I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. writer, lecturer. quoted in Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, vol. 1, pt. 4, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1884), repr. (1972). reported to have been uttered at Emerson's table. Emerson wrote only this section: other sections of Memoirs are by William Henry Channing and James Freeman Clarke.
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  • ''Put up at the moment of greatest suffering a prayer, not for thy own escape, but for the enfranchisement of some being dear to thee, and the sovereign spirit will accept thy ransom.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. "Recipe to prevent the cold of January from utterly destroying life," January 30, 1841, quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 97, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).
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  • ''The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. writer, lecturer. "The Great Lawsuit," The Dial (July 1843).
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  • ''I myself am more divine than any I see—''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. The Letters of Margaret Fuller, vol. I, p. 327, letter, March 1, 1838, to R.W. Emerson, ed. Robert N. Hudspeth, Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London (1983).
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  • ''It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. writer, lecturer. "The Modern Drama," Art, Literature and the Drama (1858).
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