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Mary Shelly Wollstonecraft
(1759-1797) born on
Apr 27
English writer, women's rights activist. She was an early advocate of women's rights; wrote "Vindication of the Rights of Women," 1792; mother of Mary Shelly; wife of William Godwin.
         
   
F
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

R
Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
A
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
N
The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized.
K
Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Vindication of the Rights of Women," ch. 3, 1792.
R: "A Vindication of the Rights of Women," "Dedication," 1792.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
K: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
   


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