Quotation by J. Ellen Foster

The cultivation of one set of faculties tends to the disuse of others. The loss of one faculty sharpens others; the blind are sensitive in touch. Has not the extreme cultivation of the commercial faculty permitted others as essential to national life, to be blighted by disease?
J. Ellen Foster (1840–1910), U.S. attorney, temperance activist, and suffragist. What America Owes to Women, ch. 33 (1893).

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