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Ellen H. Richards

  • The most conventional customs cling to the table. Farmers who wouldn't drive a horse too hard expect pie three times a day.

    • Ellen H. Richards,
    • in Helen Dodd and Ellen Henrietta Richards, The Healthful Farmhouse ()
  • The unwilling mind is not a teachable mind.

    • Ellen H. Richards,
    • in Caroline L. Hunt, The Life of Ellen H. Richards ()
  • ... in school, the child should have some pegs driven into the wall of memory upon which he may hang a line of objects more or less distinctly comprehended, but which the association of ideas will bring out years after.

    • Ellen H. Richards,
    • in Caroline L. Hunt, The Life of Ellen H. Richards ()
  • ... home life ... has been robbed by the removal of creative work. You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try. The care of children occupies only five or ten years of the seventy. What are women to do with the rest? ... The time was when there was always something to do in the house. Now there is only something to be done.

    • Ellen H. Richards,
    • in Caroline L. Hunt, The Life of Ellen H. Richards ()

Ellen H. Richards, U.S. industrial & environmental chemist

(1842 - 1911)

Full name: Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards.