Quotes by Anne Louise Germaine de Staël

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Every time a new nation…advances toward civilization, the human race perfects itself; every time an inferior class emerges from enslavement and degradation, the human race again perfects itself.

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man’s power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
There is a kind of physical pleasure in resisting an iniquitous power.
The pursuit of politics is religion, morality, and poetry all in one.
The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into actions.
… inventiveness is childish, practice sublime.
Morality must guide calculation, and calculation must guide politics.