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None of us can know what we are capable of until we are tested.
For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.
I do not wish to give (women) a first place, still less a second one- but the complete freedom to take their true place, whatever it may be.
Prejudice is more violent the blinder it is.
The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
It is not easy to be a pioneer but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.
It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh, it is fascinating!
When life follows the course of our desires, it is easy to be swept along without thought.
A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
Health has its science, as well as disease.
I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.
Methods and conclusions formed by half the race only, must necessarily require revision as the other half of humanity rises into conscious responsibility.
A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman.
To her [Florence Nightingale] chiefly I owed the awakening to the fact that sanitation is the supreme goal of medicine its foundation and its crown.
I felt more than ever the necessity of my mission. But I went home out of spirits, I hardly know why. I must work by myself all life long.
I, who so love a hermit life for a good part of the day, find myself living in public, and almost losing my identity.
For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes by virtue of their common womanhood the property of all women.
It is not easy to be a pioneer-but oh it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment even the worst moment for all the riches in the world.
I must have something to engross my thoughts some object in life which will fill this vacuum and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
Love, Hope, and Reverence are realities of a different order from the senses, but they are positive and constant facts, always active, always working out mighty changes in human life.