Sarah M. Grimke quotes

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[Girls] study under the paralyzing idea that their acquirements cannot be brought into practical use. They may subserve the purpos ...
It would be as wise to set up an accomplished lawyer to saw wood as a business as to condemn an educated and sensible woman to spe ...
Thus far woman has struggled through life with bandaged eyes, accepting the dogma of her weakness and inability to take care of he ...
... is it not clear that to give to such women as desire it and can devote themselves to literary and scientific pursuits all the ...
Many a woman shudders ... at the terrible eclipse of those intellectual powers which in early life seemed prophetic of usefulness ...
The reason why women effect so little and are so shallow is because their aims are low, marriage is the prize for which they striv ...
Oh, had I received the education I desired, had I been bred to the profession of the law, I might have been a useful member of soc ...
At sixty I look back on a life of deep disappointments, of withered hopes, of unlooked for suffering, of severe discipline.
...I do deeply deplore, of the sake of the cause, the prevalent notion, that the clergy must be had, either by persuasion or by br ...
All history attests that man has subjected woman to his will, used her as a means to promote his selfish gratification, to ministe ...
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