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Elizabeth Blackwell Quotes





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.
[Antagonism]
 

For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
[Work]
 

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.
[Luck]
 

If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.
 

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.
[Self Acceptance]
 

Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.
 

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.