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Margaret Fuller Quotes

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Margaret Fuller
May 23, 1810 - June 19, 1850
Nationality: American
Category: Critic
Subcategory: American Critic

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.


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.


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.


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.


Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.


A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.


Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.


The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it.


Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.


For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.


Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.


Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience.


Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.


The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.


I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.


Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.


Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold.


We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.


Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.


Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.


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