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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

  • What I would like you always to do is what I try humbly to do myself, that is, never to say or to do anything which would wound the feelings or the self-respect of any human being, and to give special consideration to all who are in any way repressed.

    • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller,
    • in Mary Ellen Chase, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller ()
  • ... a nation without humor is not only sad but dangerous.

    • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller,
    • in Mary Ellen Chase, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller ()
  • [On art:] I believe that it not only enriches the spiritual life, but that it makes one more sane and sympathetic, more observant and understanding, regardless of whatever age it springs from, whatever subjects it represents.

    • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller,
    • in Mary Ellen Chase, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller ()

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, U.S. socialite, philanthropist, 2nd-generation matriarch of the Rockefeller family

(1874)

Full name: Abby Green Aldrich Rockefeller.