Frances Wright Quotes

- Notable Frances Wright Quotes Index -

Born: September 6, 1795, Dundee, Scotland
Birth Country: Scotland, UK
Died: Cincinnati, December 13, 1852
Occupation: Author

1.
All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
- Frances Wright

2.
Equality is the soul of liberty there is, in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

3.
How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge - just knowledge not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers.
- Frances Wright

4.
If they exert it not for good, they will for evil if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance.
- Frances Wright

5.
If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
- Frances Wright

6.
Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.
- Frances Wright

7.
Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.
- Frances Wright

8.
These will vary in every human being but knowledge is the same for every mind, and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it.
- Frances Wright

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