I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression. Margaret Fulle
Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Man is not made for society, but society is made for man. No institution can be good which does not tend to improve the individual.
After having admired the women of Rome, say to yourself, 'I too am beautiful!' ... In you I met a real person. I need not give you any other praise.
But the golden-rod is one of the fairy, magical flowers; it grows not up to seek human love amid the light of day, but to mark to the discerning what wealth lies hid in the secret caves of earth.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it
This is the method of genius, to ripen fruit for the crowd by those rays of whose heat they complain.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of th
Nature seems to have poured forth her riches so without calculation, merely to mark the fullness of her joy.
I guess I felt compelled to express the loss I was feeling and the fact that I was praying for her. I didn't really think about whether she would receive my message or not.
Truth is the nursing mother of genius. No man can be absolutely true to himself, eschewing cant, compromise, servile imitation, and complaisance without becoming original.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved. Margaret Fulle
Give me truth; cheat me by no illusion.
Spirits that have once been sincerely united and tended together a sacred flame, never become entirely stranger to one another's life.
We doubt not the destiny of our country that she is to accomplish great things for human nature, and be the mother of a nobler race than the world has yet known. But she has been so false to the scheme made out at her nativity, that it is now hard to say which way that destiny points.
I fear I have not one good word to say this fair morning, though the sun shines so encouragingly on the distant hills and gentle river and the trees are in their festive hues. I am not festive, though contented. When obliged to give myself to the prose of life, as I am on this occasion of being esta
There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
Tremble not before the free man, but before the slave who has chains to break.
Beware the mediocrity that threatens middle age, its limitation of thought and interest, its dullness of fancy, its too external life, and mental thinness.
Nature provides exceptions to every rule. Margaret Fu
It is so true that a woman may be in love with a woman, and a man with a man. It is pleasant to be sure of it, because it is undoubtedly the same love that we shall feel when we are angels ...
What concerns me now is that my life be a beautiful, powerful, in a word, a complete life of its kind.
Pain has no effect but to steal some of my time.
For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.
For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life. Margaret Fu
Not one man, in the million, shall I say? no, not in the hundred million, can rise above the belief that woman was made for man ...
Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself
... the Power who gave a power, by its mere existence, signifies that it must be brought out towards perfection.
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.