Quotes

11 November 2014
... wealth and female softness equally tend to debase mankind!
11 November 2014
How many women ... waste life away the prey of discontent, who might have practised as physicians, regulated a farm, managed a shop, and stood erect, supported by their own industry, instead of hanging their heads surcharged with the dew of sensibility, that consumes the beauty to which it at first gave lustre ...
11 November 2014
... how can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?
11 November 2014
... the conduct of an accountable being must be regulated by the operations of its own reason ...
11 November 2014
... to improve both sexes they ought, not only in private families, but in public schools, to be educated together. If marriage be the cement of society, mankind should all be educated after the same model, or the intercourse of the sexes will never deserve the name of fellowship ...
11 November 2014
Hereditary property sophisticates the mind, and the unfortunate victims to it ... swathed from their birth, seldom exert the locomotive faculty of body or mind; and, thus viewing every thing through one medium, and that a false one, they are unable to discern in what true merit and happiness consist.
11 November 2014
... till women are more rationally educated, the progress of human virtue and improvement in knowledge must receive continual checks.
11 November 2014
... in the education of women, the cultivation of the understanding is always subordinate to the acquirement of some corporeal accomplishment ...
11 November 2014
... what a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of an hypothesis!
11 November 2014
The power of generalizing ideas, of drawing comprehensive conclusions from individual observations, is the only acquirement, for an immortal being, that really deserves the name of knowledge.

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