Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Quotes

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Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds. ---->>>

A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission. ---->>>

It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better. ---->>>

What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason. ---->>>

It is impossible to forget the sense of dignity which marks the hour when one becomes a wage-earner... I felt that I had suddenly acquired value to myself, to my family, and to the world. ---->>>

Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn. ---->>>

Out of my discomforts, which were small enough, grew one thing for which I have all my life been grateful, the formation of fixed habits of work. ---->>>

Biography

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps profile (elizabeth-stuart-phelps.gif)
Nationality: American
Born: August 31, 1844
Birthplace: Andover, Massachusetts
Die: 01-28, 1911
Occupation: Writer
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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward (August 31, 1844 – January 28, 1911) was an early feminist American author and intellectual who challenged traditional Christian beliefs of the afterlife, challenged women's traditional roles in marriage and family, and advocated clothing reform for women. In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, she published The Gates Ajar, which depicted the afterlife as a place replete with the comforts of domestic life and where families would be reunited—along with family pets—through eternity (wikipedia)