No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.
The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.
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?
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.
The beginning is always today.
Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable – and life is more than a dream.
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
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.