Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau (June 12, 1802 - June 27, 1876) was an English writer and philosopher, renowned in her day as a controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist

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Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry.
But is it not the fact that religion emanates from the nature, from the moral state of the individual? Is it not therefore true that unless the nature be completely exercised, the moral state harmonized, the religion cannot be healthy?
Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.
If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.
Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.
Readers are plentiful thinkers are rare.
Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.
We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.

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