Quotation by Emma Hart Willard

The education of females has been exclusively directed to fit them for displaying to advantage the charms of youth and beauty. ... though well to decorate the blossom, it is far better to prepare for the harvest.
Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870), U.S. educator. As quoted in The Technique of Rest, ch. 1, by Anna C. Brackett (1892).

In a speech to the New York State legislature.
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