Frances Wright Quotes (48 quotes)
“Let us unite on the safe and sure ground of fact and experiment, and we can never err; yet better, we can never differ.”
Address III, Delivered at the opening of the Hall of Science, New York, Sunday, April 26, 1829 - A Course of Popular Lectures (1829)
“Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.”
Lecture V: Morals - A Course of Popular Lectures (1829)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFrances Wright
Died: 1852 (aged 57)
Bio: Frances Wright also widely known as Fanny Wright, was a Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a U. S. citizen in 1825. That year she founded the Nashoba Commune in Tennessee as a utopian community to prepare slaves for emancipation, intending to create an egalitarian place, but it lasted only three years.
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