Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Anne Bradstreet
(1612?-1672) born on
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US poet. "Her "Verse," 1650, was considered the first significant literary work in Colonial America."

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F
"Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending."

R
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge: fitter to bruise than polish.
A
"I am obnoxious to each carping tongue
Who says my hand a needle better fits,
A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong
For such despite they cast on female wits. . . ."
N
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
K
"If what I do prove well, it won't advance,
They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
R: "In "The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse," 1932."
A: ""Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning," Prologue, 1678."
N: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."
K: ""Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning," Prologue, 1678."


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