Frances Harper

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Frances Harper

My hands were weak, but I reached them out To feebler ones than mine, and over the shadow of my life Stole the light of a peace divine.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the women work most for it.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every mother should endeavor to be a true artist.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Intense love is often akin to intense suffering.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Amid ancient lore the Word of God stands unique and pre-eminent. Wonderful in its construction, admirable in its adaptation, it contains truths that a child may comprehend, and mysteries into which angels desire to look.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I belong to this race, and when it is down I belong to a down race; when it is up I belong to a risen race.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No man can feel the iron which enters another man's soul.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are all bound up together in one great bundle of humanity, and society cannot trample on the weakest and feeblest of its members without receiving the curse in its own soul.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A government which can protect and defend its citizens from wrong and outrage and does not is vicious. A government which would do it and cannot is weak; and where human life is insecure through either weakness or viciousness in the administration of law, there must be a lack of justice and where this is wanting, nothing can make up the deficiency.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we have had no past, it is well for us to look hopefully to the future - for the shadows bear the promise of a brighter coming day ...More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
a towering intellect, grand in its achievements, and glorious in its possibilities, may, with the moral and spiritual faculties held in abeyance, be one of the most dangerous and mischievous forces in the world.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But two things are wanting in American civilization - a keener and deeper, broader and tenderer sense of justice - a sense of humanity, which shall crystallize into the life of a nation the sentiment that justice, simple justice, is the right, not simply of the strong and powerful, but of the weakest and feeblest of all God's children ...More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
True politeness is to social life what oil is to machinery, a thing to oil the ruts and grooves of existence. False politeness can shine without warming and glitter without vivifying.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The respect that is only bought by gold is not worth much.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slavery is dead, but the spirit which animated it still lives.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oh, could slavery exist long if it did not sit on a commercial throne?More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One needs both leisure and money to make a successful book.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like the character of Moses. He is the first disunionist we read of in the Jewish Scriptures.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A room to myself is a luxury that I do not always enjoy.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I envy neither the heart nor the head of any legislator who has been born to an inheritance of privileges, who has behind him agesof education, dominion, civilization, and Christianity, if he stands opposed to the passage of a national education bill, whose purpose is to secure education to the children of those who were born under the shadow of institutions which made it a crime to read.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do not think the mere extension of the ballot a panacea for all the ills of our national life. What we need to-day is not simplymore voters, but better voters.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is said that the Negro is ignorant. But why is he ignorant? It comes with ill grace from a man who has put out my eyes to makea parade of my blindness,--to reproach me for my poverty when he has wronged me of my money.... If he is poor, what has become of the money he has been earning for the last two hundred and fifty years? Years ago it was said cotton fights and cotton conquers for American slavery. The Negro helped build up that great cotton power in the South, and in the North his sigh was in the whir of its maMore Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So close is the bond between man and woman that you can not raise one without lifting the other. The world can not move ahead without woman's sharing in the movement, and to help give a right impetus to that movement is woman's highest privilege.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As the saffron tints and crimson flushes of morn herald the coming day, so the social and political advancement which woman has already gained bears the promise of the rising of the full-orbed sun of emancipation. The result will be not to make home less happy, but society more holy.More Frances Harper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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