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#1. Pain has no effect but to steal some of my time. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#2. After having admired the women of Rome, say to yourself, 'I too am beautiful!' ... In you I met a real person. I need not give you any other praise. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#3. The mind is not, I know, a highway, but a temple, and its doors should not be carelessly left open. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#4. Truth is the first of jewels. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#5. The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#6. The man of science dissects the statement, verifies the facts, and demonstrates connection even where he cannot its purpose. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#7. Man is not made for society, but society is made for man. No institution can be good which does not tend to improve the individual. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#8. I accept the universe! - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#9. The highest ideal man can form of his own powers, is that which he is destined to attain. Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain. This is the law and the prophets. Knock and it shall be opened, seek and ye shall find. It is demonstrated; it is a maxim. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#10. There is some danger lest there be no real religion in the heart which craves too much daily sympathy. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#11. The Greeks saw everything in forms which we are trying to ascertain as law, and classify as cause. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#12. 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. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#13. Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#14. Everywhere the fatal spirit of imitation, of reference to European standards, penetrates and threatens to blight whatever of original growth might adorn the soil. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#15. Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#16. Nature seems to have poured forth her riches so without calculation, merely to mark the fullness of her joy. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#17. The critic ... should be not merely a poet, not merely a philosopher, not merely an observer, but tempered of all three. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#18. Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#19. Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#20. There is such a rebound from parental influence that it generally seems that the child makes use of the directions given by the parent only to avoid the prescribed path. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#21. Spirits that have once been sincerely united and tended together a sacred flame, never become entirely stranger to one another's life. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#22. There exists in the minds of men a tone of feeling toward women as toward slaves. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#23. We cannot have expression till there is something to be expressed. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#24. A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#25. I stand in the sunny noon of life. Objects no longer glitter in the dews of morning, neither are yet softened by the shadows of evening. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#26. To one who has enjoyed the full life of any scene, of any hour, what thoughts can be recorded about it seem like the commas and semicolons in the paragraph-mere stops. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#27. Tremble not before the free man, but before the slave who has chains to break. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#28. Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved. As far as an amiable disposition and powers of entertainment make you so, it is a happiness; but if there is one grain of plausibility, it is poison. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#29. There are noble books but one wants the breath of life sometimes. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#30. Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#31. I know of no inquiry which the impulses of man suggests that is forbidden to the resolution of man to pursue. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#32. When the intellect and affections are in harmony; when intellectual consciousness is calm and deep; inspiration will not be confounded with fancy. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#33. Life is richly worth living, with its continual revelations of mighty woe, yet infinite hope; and I take it to my breast. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#34. 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. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#35. Beware the mediocrity that threatens middle age, its limitation of thought and interest, its dullness of fancy, its too external life, and mental thinness. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#36. This is the method of genius, to ripen fruit for the crowd by those rays of whose heat they complain. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#37. If you have knowledge , let others light their candles in it. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#38. We doubt not the destiny of our country that she is to accomplish great things for human nature, and be the mother of a nobler race than the world has yet known. But she has been so false to the scheme made out at her nativity, that it is now hard to say which way that destiny points. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#39. While any one is base, none can be entirely free and noble. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#40. Be what you would seem to be. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#41. A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body. For human beings are not so constituted that they can live without expansion. If they do not get it in one way, they must in another, or perish. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#42. Preparations are good in life, prologues ruinous. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#43. Those have not lived who have not seen Rome. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#44. But her eye, that torch or the soul, is untamed, and in the intensity of her reading, we see a soul invincibly young in faith and hope. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#45. Who does not observe the immediate glow and security that is diffused over the life of woman, before restless or fretful, by engaging in gardening, building, or the lowest department of art? Here is something that is not routine
something that draws forth life towards the infinite. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#46. I should never stand alone in this desert world, but that manna would drop from heaven, if I would but rise with every rising sun to gather it. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#47. It is so true that a woman may be in love with a woman, and a man with a man. It is pleasant to be sure of it, because it is undoubtedly the same love that we shall feel when we are angels ... - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#48. Harmony exists no less in difference than in likeness, if only the same key-note govern both parts. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#49. Woman is born for love, and it is impossible to turn her from seeking it. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#50. But the intellect, cold, is ever more masculine than feminine; warmed by emotion, it rushes towards mother earth, and puts on the forms of beauty. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#51. The Power who gave a power, by its mere existence, signifies that it must be brought out towards perfection. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#52. If any individual live too much in relations, so that he becomes a stranger to the resources of his own nature, he falls, after a while, into a distraction, or imbecility, from which he can only be cured by a time of isolation, which gives the renovating fountains time to rise up. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#53. Amid all your duties, keep some hours to yourself. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#54. How many persons must there be who cannot worship alone since they are content with so little. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#55. The Arabian horse will not plough well, nor can the plough-horse be rode to play the jereed. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#56. The civilized man is a larger mind but a more imperfect nature than the savage. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#57. A great work of Art demands a great thought or a thought of beauty adequately expressed. - Neither in Art nor Literature more than in Life can an ordinary thought be made interesting because well-dressed. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#58. With the intellect, I always have-always shall overcome, but that is not half of the work of life. The life-oh my God-shall the life never be sweet? - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#59. You see how wide the gulf that separates me from the Christian church. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#60. Nature provides exceptions to every rule. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#61. It was not meant that the soul should cultivate the earth, but that the earth should educate and maintain the soul. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#62. Tragedy is always a mistake; and the loneliness of the deepest thinker, the widest lover, ceases to be pathetic to us so soon as the sun is high enough above the mountains. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#63. The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#64. Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#65. How anyone can remain a Catholic - I mean who has ever been aroused to think, and is not biased by the partialities of childish years - after seeing Catholicism here in Italy I cannot conceive. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#66. Every fact is impure, but every fact contains in it the juices of life. Every fact is a clod, from which may grow an amaranth or a palm. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#67. All greatness affects different minds, each in its own particular kind, and the variations of testimony mark the truth of feeling. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#68. 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. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#69. No temple can still the personal griefs and strifes in the breasts of its visitors. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#70. Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#71. Our desires, once realized, haunt us again less readily. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#72. If anything can be invented more excruciating than an English Opera, such as was the fashion at the time I was in London, I am sure no sin of mine deserves the punishment of bearing it. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#73. Truth is the nursing mother of genius. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#74. Artists are always young. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#75. The only woman to whom it has been given to touch what is decisive in the present world and to have a presentiment of the world of the future. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#76. It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#77. Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#78. Union is only possible to those who are units. To be fit for relations in time, souls, whether of man or woman, must be able to do without them in the spirit. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#79. Some degree of expression is necessary for growth, but it should be little in proportion to the full life. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#80. The public must learn how to cherish the nobler and rarer plants, and to plant the aloe, able to wait a hundred years for it's bloom, or it's garden will contain, presently, nothing but potatoes and pot-herbs. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#81. Next to invention is the power of interpreting invention; next to beauty the power of appreciating beauty. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#82. Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#83. I am 'too fiery' ... yet I wish to be seen as I am and I would lose all rather than soften away anything. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#84. What a difference it makes to come home to a child! - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#85. Who can ever be alone for a moment in Italy? Every stone has a voice, every grain of dust seems instinct with spirit from the Past, every step recalls some line, some legend of long-neglected lore. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#86. Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#87. I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#88. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#89. All great expression, which on a superficial survey seems so easy as well as so simple, furnishes after a while, to the faithful observer, its own standard by which to appreciate it. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#90. The life of the soul is incalculable. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#91. A man who means to think and write a great deal must, after six and twenty, learn to read with his fingers. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#92. We would have every arbitrary barrier thrown down. We would have every path laid open to women as freely as to men. If you ask me what offices they may fill, I reply-any. I do not care what case you put; let them be sea captains, if you will. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#93. The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#94. Beings, likely to be left alone, need to be fortified and furnished within themselves, and educationand thought have tended more and more to regard these beings as related to absolute being ... - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#95. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#96. But the golden-rod is one of the fairy, magical flowers; it grows not up to seek human love amid the light of day, but to mark to the discerning what wealth lies hid in the secret caves of earth. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#97. We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#98. 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. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#99. For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#100. Let no one dare to call another mad who is not himself willing to rank in the same class for every perversion and fault of judgment. Let no one dare aid in punishing another as criminal who is not willing to suffer the penalty due to his own offenses. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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