Margaret Fuller Quotes


36 Margaret Fuller quotes:



"It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant."
"Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow."
"Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions."
"Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold."
"It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance."
"A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body."
"The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it."
"Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman."
"It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods."
"Nature provides exceptions to every rule."
"Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved."
"Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life."
"I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression."
"For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life."
"It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy."
"Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth."
"It seems that it is madder never to abandon one's self than often to be infatuated; better to be wounded, a captive and a slave, than always to walk in armor."
"The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work."
"We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness."
"Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."



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