Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
Of women I do not wish them to have power over men but over themselves.
Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives of a hell beyond the grave?
Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.
How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?
No man chooses evil because it is evil he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable - and life is more than a dream.
Nothing, I am sure, calls forth the faculties so much as the being obliged to struggle with the world.