Quotations by Author

Frances Wright

How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction; how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge - just knowledge; not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers.

Who among us but has had occasion to remark the ill-judged, however well-intentioned government of children by their teachers; and, yet more especially, by their parents?

These will vary in every human being; but knowledge is the same for every mind, and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it.

If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance.

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