Margaret Fuller

(Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli)

Margaret Fuller
Margaret Fuller
  • Born: May 23, 1810
  • Died: June 19, 1850
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Critic









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Might a sense of the true aims of life elevate the tone of politics and trade, till public and private honor become identical! Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The position I early was enabled to take was one of self-reliance. And were all women as sure of their wants as I was, the result would be the same. But they are so overloaded with precepts and guardians who think that nothing is so much to be dreaded for a woman as originality of thought or character, that their minds are impeded with doubts till they lose their chance of fair, free proportions. The difficulty is to get them to the point from which they shall naturally develop self-respect, and learn self-help. Discrimination & Prejudice
There exists in the minds of men a tone of feeling toward women as toward slaves. Discrimination & Prejudice ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
We would have every arbitrary barrier thrown down. We would have every path laid open to Woman as freely as to Man. Discrimination & Prejudice
A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
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. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life. Life
I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.
I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
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.
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. Women
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.
Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience. Religion & God
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Nature provides exceptions to every rule. Nature
Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking. Truth
The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it. History
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency. Women
The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. Leaders & Leadership
Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Future
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow. Life
We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.
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. Life ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising