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Harriet Martineau
(1802-1876) born on
Jun 12
English social reformer, writer. Despite deafness and heart disease, she was prominent among English intellectuals of her time; wrote "The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte."
         
   
F
I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author spectacles can see them as they are . . .

R
Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
A
A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties.
N
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.
K
Men who pass most comfortably through this world are those who possess good digestions and hard hearts.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Harriet Martineau's Autobiography," Vol 1, 1877.
R: "Society in America," vol. 3, "Occupation," 1837.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: "Society in America," vol. 3, "Marriage," 1837.
K: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
   


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