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Frances Wright

Frances Wright (September 6, 1795 – December 13, 1852) also 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 prepare slaves for emancipation, but it lasted only three years. Her Views of Society and Manners in America (1821) brought her to public attention as a critic of the new nation.

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Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.

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Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no lon ...

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Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others - we exert them justly; do we exert them at t ...

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

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We are on the earth, and they tell us of heaven; we are human beings, and they tell us of angels and ...

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We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, ...

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I am neither Jew nor Gentile, Mohammedan nor Theist; I am but a member of the human family, and woul ...

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Truth is but approved facts.

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He who lives in the single exercise of his mental faculties, however usefully or curiously directed, ...

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... a nation to be strong, must be united; to be united, must be equal in condition; to be equal in ...

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It is in vain that we would circumscribe the power of one half of our race, and that half by far the ...

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There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being; it is where they touch the rights o ...

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Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong a ...

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Opinions are not to be learned by rote, like the letters of an alphabet, or the words of a dictionar ...

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Of the thousands who have paid homage to virtue, barely one has thought to inspect the pedestal on w ...

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