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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
“Who originated that most exquisite of inquisitions, the condolence system?”
“It seems to me that life is always undoing for us something that we have just laboriously done.”
“The woman's personal identity is a vast undiscovered country — with which Society has yet to acquaint itself, and by which it is yet to be revolutionized.”
“A perfect marriage is like a pure heart ... those who have it are fit to see God.”
“... what an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.”
“Imagination is built upon knowledge.”
“Death is not the worst sorrow.”
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, U.S. writer, reformer
(1844 - 1911)
Full name: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward.