Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Frances Watkins Harper
(1825-1911) born on
Sep 24
US poet. "She was among the earliest U.S. black writers; wrote anti-slavery verse, 1850s-1860s; co-organized the National Association of Colored Women."

"I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the women work most for it."

"The true aim of female education should be, not a development of one or two, but all the faculties of the human soul, because no perfect womanhood is developed by imperfect culture."
"There is material among us for the broadest comedies and the deepest tragedies, but, besides money and leisure, it needs patience, perseverance, courage, and the hand of an artist to weave it into the literature of the country."
"Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity."
"What matters it if they do forget the singer, so they don't forget the song."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Coloured Women of America," 1878."
R: ""The Two Offers," 1859."
A: ""Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted," 1892."
N: "Speech, 1875."
K: ""Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted," 1892."

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