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.
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