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Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876)


English writer and philosopher, renowned in her day as a controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist.
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Harriet Martineau
For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen ... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.
Martineau quotes
If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power.
Martineau
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honourable, than that of teaching?




Martineau Harriet quotes
Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
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