Margaret Fuller

1810 - 1850

A Quote by Margaret Fuller on candles

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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on women, marriage, and equality

I have urged on Woman independence of Man, not that I do not think the sexes mutually needed by one another, but because in Woman this fact has led to an excessive devotion, which has cooled love, degraded marriage, and prevented either sex from being what it should be to itself or the other.
I wish Woman to live, first for God's sake.  Then she will not make an imperfect man her god, and thus sink to idolatry.  Then she will not take what is not fit for her from a sense of weakness and poverty.  Then, if she finds what she needs in Man embodied, she will know how to love, and be worthy of being loved.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 27 (Woman in the 19th Century)

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on life, nature, self, trees, and words

I fear I have not one good word to say this fair morning, though the sun shines so encouragingly on the distant hills and gentle river and the trees are in their festive hues.  I am not festive, though contented.  When obliged to give myself to the prose of life, as I am on this occasion of being established in a new home I like to do the thing, wholly and quite, - to weave my web for the day solely from the grey yarn.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Meditations of Margaret Fuller: The Inner Stream

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on earth and soul

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It was not meant that the soul should cultivate the earth, but that the earth should educate and maintain the soul.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on blue, earth, and stars

Who can know these and, other myriad children of Chaos and old night, who can know the awe the horror and the majesty of earth, yet be content with the blue sky alone.  Not I for one.  I love the love lit dome above, I cannot live without mine own particular star; but my foot is on the earth and I wish to walk over it until my wings be grown.  I will use my microscope as well as my telescope.  And oh ye flowers, ye fruits, and, nearer kindred yet, stones with your veins so worn by fire and water, and here and there disclosing streaks of golden ore, let us know one another before we part.  Tell me your secret, tell me mine.  To be human is also something?

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Meditations of Margaret Fuller: The Inner Stream

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on acceptance, open mindedness, and universe

I accept the universe!

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on men, women, gender, duality, and fluidity

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.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Woman In the Nineteenth Century

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on art, thoughtfulness, beauty, window dressing, and quality

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.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on pleasure, popularity, and vanity

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

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on genius, reward, cultivation, and pruning

Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering-pot and the pruning-knife.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life: The Private Years

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