Mary Wollstonecraft was born 27 April 1759, and died 10 September 1797.
Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes
- 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.
- Simplicity and sincerity generally go hand in hand, as both proceed from a love of truth.
- It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist, or that this active, restless spirit, equally alive to joy and sorrow, should only be organised dust – ready to fly abroad the moment the spring snaps, or the spark goes out, which kept it together. Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable – and life is more than a dream.
- The beginning is always today.
- It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.
Mary Wollstonecraft was an eighteenth-century English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights. She wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children’s book. She is best known for writing A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. She was married to writer, William Godwin, and their daughter, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein.
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