The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized.
It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye
We are tomorrow's past.
Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason
It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what was in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with
Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!
Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.