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Flora Tristan

  • Two things have always surprised me: the intelligence of animals and the bestiality of human beings.

    • Flora Tristan
  • Prostitution is the most hideous of the afflictions produced by the unequal division of the world's goods; this infamy blights the human race and testifies against the social order much more than crime; this revolting degradation is brought about by the disastrous effects of prejudices, poverty, and slavery.

    • Flora Tristan,
    • in Dominique Desanti, A Woman in Revolt: A Biography of Flora Tristan (trans. Elizabeth Zelvin) ()
  • Love humanity. This lover will never betray you. At twenty as at sixty, you may love it passionately.

    • Flora Tristan,
    • in Dominique Desanti, A Woman in Revolt: A Biography of Flora Tristan (trans. Elizabeth Zelvin) ()
  • From the moment when there is no longer any dishonor in working with one's hands, when work is even an honorable fact, all, rich and poor, will work.

    • Flora Tristan,
    • in Dominique Desanti, A Woman in Revolt: A Biography of Flora Tristan (trans. Elizabeth Zelvin) ()

Flora Tristan, French socialist writer, activist, feminist theorist

(1803 - 1844)

Full name: Flore-Celestine-Therèse-Henriette Tristan-Moscoso