English author and philosopher
Mary Wollstonecraft Rank
Mary Wollstonecraft Rank
About Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and women's rights advocate.
Mary Wollstonecraft's writing was somewhat prolific. She wrote in a variety of styles. This included novels and treatises. She also wrote a history of the famous French Revolution, which she lived through. One of her most famous works, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, argued that women were only seen as inferior to men at the time because most women were not educated.
Wollstonecraft's philosophy and work are a major influence on later women's rights movements. Interestingly enough, she also had a famous writer as a daughter: Mary Shelley.
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Famous quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
Children, I grant, should be innocent but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.Mary Wollstonecraft
I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour.Mary Wollstonecraft
If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.Mary Wollstonecraft
If women be educated for dependence that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?Mary Wollstonecraft
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.Mary Wollstonecraft
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.Mary Wollstonecraft
Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.Mary Wollstonecraft
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.Mary Wollstonecraft
No man chooses evil because it is evil he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.Mary Wollstonecraft
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.Mary Wollstonecraft
The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.Mary Wollstonecraft
Virtue can only flourish among equals.Mary Wollstonecraft
Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.Mary Wollstonecraft
Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.Mary Wollstonecraft
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.Mary Wollstonecraft
Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft's Popularity
Mary Wollstonecraft was a famous English author and philosopher, who was born on April 27, 1759. As a person born on this date, Mary Wollstonecraft is listed in our database as the 8th most popular celebrity for the day (April 27).
People born on April 27 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Mary Wollstonecraft is the 470th most popular Taurus.
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