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Jane Ellice Hopkins

  • Gift, like genius, I often think, only means an infinite capacity for taking pains.

  • ... I had reached that convenient stage of terror which turns the corner and rounds upon courage ...

  • ... the old difficulty ... has always troubled me at times, why the world is round. If it had only a brink, so that we might be always improving the hopeless ones in the rear, pushing them on gently but irresistibly, till if they positively refused to be bettered, we might improve them over the edge, out of a world which no longer wants them.

Jane Ellice Hopkins, English social reformer, writer

(1836 - 1904)