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    Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: facts 
     
    It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: human  wisdom 
     
    What concerns me now is that my life be a beautiful, powerful, in a word, a complete life of its kind.
    — Margaret Fuller
    All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me. There is marvel and charm enough in that for me.
    — Margaret Fuller
    Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
    — Margaret Fuller
    Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: nature  rules 
     
    Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: men  living  live 
     
    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
    tags: men  women  facts  radical 
     
    The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
    — Margaret Fuller
    Man is not made for society, but society is made for man. No institution can be good which does not tend to improve the individual.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: men  society 
     
    Wine is earth's answer to the sun.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: earth 
     
    Pain has no effect but to steal some of my time.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: time  pain 
     
    Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: soul  fail 
     
    Woman is born for love, and it is impossible to turn her from seeking it.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: women  impossible 
     
    Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: women 
     
    It is so true that a woman may be in love with a woman, and a man with a man. It is pleasant to be sure of it, because it is undoubtedly the same love that we shall feel when we are angels.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: men  women  true  angel 
     
    Truth is the first of jewels.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: truth 
     
    Amid all your duties, keep some hours to yourself.
    — Margaret Fuller
    We would have every arbitrary barrier thrown down. We would have every path laid open to woman as freely as to man.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: men  women  path 
     
    It was not meant that the soul should cultivate the earth, but that the earth should educate and maintain the soul.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: soul  earth 
     
    If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
    — Margaret Fuller
    There exists in the minds of men a tone of feeling toward women as toward slaves.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: men  women  mind 
     
    Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: leader  tomorrow 
     
    As to marriage, I think the intercourse of heart and mind may be fully enjoyed without entering into this partnership of daily life.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: heart  mind  marriage 
     
    We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: men 
     
    In order that she may be able to give her hand with dignity, she must be able to stand alone.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: alone  dignity 
     
    It seems that it is madder never to abandon one's self than often to be infatuated; better to be wounded, a captive and a slave, than always to walk in armor.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: self 
     
    To one who has enjoyed the full life of any scene, of any hour, what thoughts can be recorded about it seem like the commas and semicolons in the paragraph-mere stops.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: thoughts 
     
    What I mean by the Muse is that unimpeded clearness of the intuitive powers, which a perfectly truthful adherence to every admonition of the higher instincts would bring to a finely organized human being. It may appear as prophesy or as poesy...should these faculties have free play, I believe they will open up new, deeper and purer sources of joyous inspiration than have as yet refreshed the earth.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: power  believe  human  earth  instinct 
     
    Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: earth  mind 
     
    Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: honesty  true  politics  honor 
     
    Spirits that have once been sincerely united and tended together a sacred flame, never become entirely stranger to one another's life.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: sacred  spirit 
     
    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
    tags: fear  occasion 
     
    The Arabian horse will not plough well, nor can the plough-horse be rode to play the jereed.
    — Margaret Fuller
    ... the Power who gave a power, by its mere existence, signifies that it must be brought out towards perfection.
    — Margaret Fuller
    It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: chance  men  women  liberty 
     
    The civilized man is a larger mind but a more imperfect nature than the savage.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: nature  men  mind  savage 
     
    The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it.
    — Margaret Fuller
    I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: lost 
     
    Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
    — Margaret Fuller
    tags: truth  reality  dreaming 
     
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