• "I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe."
  • "If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation."
  • "If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women."
  • "Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since."
  • "Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."
  • "We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
  • "I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'"
  • "Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken."
  • "Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."
  • "Great necessities call out great virtues."