Top 10 Quotes by Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller

There is some danger lest there be no real religion in the heart which craves too much daily sympathy.

Margaret Fuller
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved. As far as an amiable disposition and powers of entertainment make you so, it is a happiness; but if there is one grain of plausibility, it is poison.
Margaret Fuller

Certainly I do not wish that instead of these masters I had read baby books, written down to children, and with such ignorant dullness that they blunt the sense and corrupt the tastes of the still plastic human being. But I do wish that I had read no books at all till later - that I had lived with toys, and played in the open air. Children should not cull the fruits of reflection and observation early, but expand in the sun, and let thoughts come to them. They should not through books antedate their actual experiences ...

Margaret Fuller
For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life. Margaret Fulle
Margaret Fuller

When the intellect and affections are in harmony; when intellectual consciousness is calm and deep; inspiration will not be confounded with fancy.

Margaret Fuller
The critic ... should be not merely a poet, not merely a philosopher, not merely an observer, but tempered of all three.
Margaret Fuller

If anything can be invented more excruciating than an English Opera, such as was the fashion at the time I was in London, I am sure no sin of mine deserves the punishment of bearing it.

Margaret Fuller
Give me truth; cheat me by no illusion.
Margaret Fuller

Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience.

Margaret Fuller
Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience. Margaret Fulle