Quotes by Frances Wright

Frances Wright, widely known as Fanny Wright, was a Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a US citizen in 1825. The same year, she founded the Nashoba Commune in Tennessee, as a utopian community to demonstrate how to prepare slaves for eventual emancipation, but the project lasted only five years.

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Quote by Frances Wright

Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.

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Quote by Frances Wright

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.

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Quote by Frances Wright

It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor.

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Quote by Frances Wright

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

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Quote by Frances Wright

The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind.

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