Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.

-Margaret Fuller
Margaret Fuller

Preparations are good in life, prologues ruinous.

Margaret Fuller
The critic is beneath the maker, but is his needed friend. The critic is not a base caviler, but the younger brother of genius. Next to invention is the power of interpreting invention; next to beauty the power of appreciating beauty. And of making others appreciate it ...
Margaret Fuller

Who does not observe the immediate glow and security that is diffused over the life of woman, before restless or fretful, by engaging in gardening, building, or the lowest department of art? Here is something that is not routine--something that draws forth life towards the infinite.

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

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.

Margaret Fuller
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.
Margaret Fuller

there is such a rebound from parental influence that it generally seems that the child makes use of the directions given by the parent only to avoid the prescribed path.

Margaret Fuller
This is the method of genius, to ripen fruit for the crowd by those rays of whose heat they complain.
Margaret Fuller

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.

Margaret Fuller
We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.