Mary Wollstonecraft Quote

Friendship and domestic happiness are continually praised; yet how little is there of either in the world, because it requires more cultivation of mind to keep awake affection, even in our own hearts, than the common run of people suppose. Besides, few like to be seen as they really are; and a degree of simplicity, and of undisguised confidence, which, to uninterested observers, would almost border on weakness, is the charm, nay the essence of love or friendship, all the bewitching graces of childhood again appearing.


Letter 12 - Letters Written in Sweden (1796)

Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

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Friendship and domestic happiness are continually praised; yet how little is there of either in the world, because it requires more cultivation of...

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Friendship and domestic happiness are continually praised; yet how little is there of either in the world, because it requires more cultivation of...

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Friendship and domestic happiness are continually praised; yet how little is there of either in the world, because it requires more cultivation of...

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Friendship and domestic happiness are continually praised; yet how little is there of either in the world, because it requires more cultivation of...