"If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Frances Wright on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Frances Wright on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Frances Wright on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Frances Wright on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Frances Wright on Ronald Reagan
"Equality is the soul of liberty there is, in fact, no liberty without it."
"How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge - just knowledge not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers."
"All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you."
"If they exert it not for good, they will for evil if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance."
"These will vary in every human being but knowledge is the same for every mind, and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it."