Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, women’s rights activist and philosopher, who lived in the 18th century. Although she proved to be an extremely versatile writer, she is best known for her women’s rights activism to the present day. Although she was born in a relatively well off family, Wollstonecraft’s family’s financial situation gradually worsened. Her father’s violent nature is considered to be one of the reasons behind her advocacy of women’s rights. Her most famous work is the book ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Women’, published in 1792 and the book proved to be far ahead of its time as far as the theories were concerned. Wollstonecraft argued that education was the only thing that separated men from woman and she advocated equality of men and women in all walks of life. She had also written a book titled ‘Vindication of the Rights of Men’. Besides being an accomplished novelist, she was also a travel writer and had also written a historical account of the ‘French Revolution’. Some of her noted novels include ‘Maria:or, The Wrongs of Woman’ and ‘Maria: A Fiction’. She was surely ahead of her times and inspired generations to work towards women empowerment. Here is a treasure trove of quotes extracted from her writings, works, books, sppeches and thoughts. Go through the sayings and quotations by Mary Wollstonecraft that will help you build a radical frame of mind.
Taxes on the very necessaries of life, enable an endless tribe of idle princes and princesses to pass with stupid pomp before a gaping crowd, who almost worship the very parade which costs them so dear.