"I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on Mahatma Gandhi
"I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion."
"My dreams were all my own I accounted for them to nobody they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free."
"My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings."
"The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food."
"The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more."