Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Elizabeth Fry
(1780-1845) born on
May 21
English "social reformer, philanthropist". "She was one of the chief promoters of prison reform in Europe, who also helped to improve the British hospital system."

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F
"I hope, if you should live to grow up, you will endeavour to be very useful and not spend all your time in pleasing yourself."

R
"I wish the state of enthusiasm I am now in may last, for today I FELT there is a God. I have been devotional and my mind has been led away from the follies that it is mostly wrapped up in."
A
""The encouragement of industry and frugality among the poor, by visits at their own inhabitations; the relief of real distress, whether arising from sickness or other causes; and the prevention.""
N
"Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal."
K
"Does Capital punishment tend to the security of the people? By no means. It hardens the hearts of men, and makes the loss of life appear light to them; it renders life insecure, inasmuch as the law holds out that Property is of greater value than life."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Letter to her children, 13 Feb 1813; found at http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REfry.htm"
R: ""Spiritual Experiences of Friends.""
A: This is the Mission Statement of the Brighton District Society which she created.
N: "From her Journal, quoted in "Biography of Distinguished Women," by Sarah Josepha Hale, 1876."
K: "From her Journal, quoted in "Biography of Distinguished Women," by Sarah Josepha Hale, 1876."


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