Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Lydia M. Child
(1802-1880) born on
Feb 11
US author. "Her anti-slavery works had great influence in her time; edited "Juvenile Miscellany," 1826-34, the first children's monthly in U.S."

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F
"There was a time when all these things would have passed me by, like the flitting figures of a theatre, sufficient for the amusement of an hour. But now, I have lost the power of looking merely on the surface."

R
"Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do."
A
"The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos."
N
"That man's best works should be such bungling imitations of Nature's infinite perfection, matters not much; but that he should make himself an imitation, this is the fact which Nature moans over, and deprecates beseechingly."
K
"Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Letter, 27 Apr 1843; published in "Letters from New York," vol. 1, Letter 39, 1843."
R: ""Philothea: A Romance," ch. 6, 1836."
A: "Letter, 27 Apr 1843; published in "Letters from New York," vol. 1, Letter 39, 1843."
N: "Letter, 27 Apr 1843; published in "Letters from New York," vol. 1, Letter 39, 1843."
K: "Letter, 27 Apr 1843; published in "Letters from New York," vol. 1, Letter 39, 1843."


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