Lydia Maria Child Quotes

The United States is...a warning rather than an example to the world.

Lydia Maria Child

The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos.

Lydia Maria Child

All who strive to live for something beyond mere selfish aims find their capacities for doing good very inadequate to their aspirations. They do so much less than they want to do, and so much less than they, at the outset, expected to do, that their lives, viewed retrospectively, inevitably look like failure.

Lydia Maria Child

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kind, sunshiny old age.

Lydia Maria Child

That a majority of women do not wish for any important change in their social and civil condition, merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom.

Lydia Maria Child

Woman stock is rising in the market. I shall not live to see women vote, but I'll come and rap on the ballot box.

Lydia Maria Child

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angels face. Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.

Lydia Maria Child

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