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Mary Lyon

  • More than nine tenths of the suffering we endure is because those around us do not show that regard for us which we think they ought to.

  • There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or fail to do it.

    • Mary Lyon,
    • 1849, in Fidelia Fiske, Mary Lyon: Recollections of a Noble Woman ()
  • Educate the women and the men will be educated. Let the ladies understand the great doctrine of seeking the greatest good, of loving their neighbors as themselves, let them indoctrinate their children in the fundamental truth, and we shall have wise legislators.

    • Mary Lyon
  • Trust in God and do something.

    • Mary Lyon

Mary Lyon, U.S. educator, founder of Mount Holyoke

(1797 - 1849)