Quotations by Ellen Key

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Born: Tuesday, December 11, 1849
Profession: Writer
Nationality: Swedish


Art, that great undogmatized church.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Art, Church)

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Roses)

Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Effect, Pain, Punishment, Shame)

Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Education, Dignity, Liberal, Skill)

Everything, everything in war is barbaric... But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Men, War, Being)

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Legal, Love, Marriage)

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Duty, Fidelity, Liberty, Observation)

The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Future, Light, Present)

The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: History, Women, Affirmation, Right, Self)

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Art, World)

When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
- Ellen Key
(Keywords: Imagination)







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