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Elizabeth Elton Smith

  • ... habit, you know, blunts the moral sense.

  • The world may forgive a woman for being handsome, — even for being witty, — but not for entertaining opinions different from its own ...

  • ... men are not liberal enough to reduce their philosophical theories to practice where woman is concerned. They desire that she should remain where they, or destiny, — which is but opinion and circumstance, — have placed her.

  • Temptation almost always assails us at the point where we thought no defense necessary.

  • Many men have withstood an argument who fell before a sarcasm ...

  • There is an applause superior to that of the multitude — one's own.

  • Your sex are placed in so unjust a position here, that it is policy to ensure their submission by presenting to them a religion which promises them an equality with their oppressors hereafter.

  • Where he knew he had much to conceal, he thought it necessary to profess much.

  • ... man is educated for action — we for endurance; and the same verb is conjugated very differently, you know, in the active and passive voice.

Elizabeth Elton Smith, English writer