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Gail Hamilton

  • [On independence:] What's virtue in man can't be vice in a cat.

    • Gail Hamilton,
    • "Trosy's Defense of Herself," Chips, Fragments, and Vestiges ()
  • Whatever an author puts between the two covers of his book is public property; whatever of himself he does not put there is his private property, as much as if he had never written a word.

  • Genius is expansive, irresistible, and irresistibly expansive. If it is in you, no cords can confine it.

  • Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more — and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.

  • One ought not to write for money, but I consider it a first duty after one has written to exact the highest possible price. It is not a matter which concerns only the writer, but all writers.

    • Gail Hamilton,
    • 1890, in Susan Coultrap-McQuin, ed., Gail Hamilton: Selected Writings ()

Gail Hamilton, U.S. writer, abolitionist, suffragist

(1833 - 1896)

Real name: Mary Abigail Dodge (see also quotations under that name).