Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Sarah M. Grimke
The reason why women effect so little and are so shallow is because their aims are low, marriage is the prize for which they strive; if foiled in that they rarely rise above disappointment ... [ellipsis in source]
Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 87, by Gerda Lerner (1977).
Written in 1852. Grimke never married.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.