"Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Mary Wollstonecraft on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Mary Wollstonecraft on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Mary Wollstonecraft on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Mary Wollstonecraft on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Mary Wollstonecraft on Thomas Paine
"The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger."
"In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century."
"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."
"Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in."
"Virtue can only flourish among equals."
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