Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Life is moral responsibility.
Possibly the Creator did not make the world chiefly for the purpose of providing studies for gifted novelists; but if He had done so, we can scarcely imagine that He could have offered anything much better in the way of material.
Truth, like climate, is common property.
Who originated that most exquisite of inquisitions, the condolence system?
Write, if you must; not otherwise.
American Women Writers
Memorable Quotations: American Women Writers of the Past
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