The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
Elegance is inferior to virtue.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.
And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.
A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.
But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be - a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.
The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.
Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!
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