"Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Mary Wollstonecraft on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Mary Wollstonecraft on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Mary Wollstonecraft on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Mary Wollstonecraft on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Mary Wollstonecraft on Ernest Hemingway
"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."