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Science is but a mere heap of facts, not a golden chain of truths, if we refuse to link it to the throne of God.
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Science is but a mere heap of facts, not a golden chain of truths, if we refuse to link it to the throne of God.

— Frances Power Cobbe

Every woman who has any margin of time or money to spare should adopt some one public interest, some philanthropic undertaking,or some social agitation of reform, and give to that cause whatever time and work she may be able to afford ...

— Frances Power Cobbe

So immense are the claims on a mother, physical claims on her bodily and brain vigor, and moral claims on her heart and thoughts, that she cannot ... meet them all and find any large margin beyond for other cares and work. She serves the community in the very best and highest way it is possible to do, by giving birth to healthy children, whose physical strength has not been defrauded, and to whose moral and mental nature she can give the whole of her thoughts.

— Frances Power Cobbe

He who does most to cure woman of her weakness, her frivolity, and her servility will likewise at the same stroke do most to cure man of his brutality, his selfishness and his sensuality.

— Frances Power Cobbe

It is a woman, and only a woman, - a woman all by herself, if she likes, and without any man to help her, - who can turn a house into a home.

— Frances Power Cobbe

The nest may be constructed, so far as the sticks go, by the male bird; but only the hen can line it with moss and down!

— Frances Power Cobbe

I have often thought how strange it is that men can at once and the same moment cheerfully consign our sex to lives either of narrowest toil or senseless luxury and vanity, and then sneer at the smallness of our aims, the pettiness of our thoughts, the puerility of our conversation!

— Frances Power Cobbe

I think it is worse to be poor in mind than in purse, to be stunted and belittled in soul, made a coward, made a liar, made mean and slavish, accustomed to fawn and prevaricate, and "manage" by base arts a husband or a father,
I think this is worse than to be kicked with hobnailed shoes.

— Frances Power Cobbe

[Women's] duty is nothing else than the fulfilment [sic] of the whole moral law, the attainment of every human virtue.

— Frances Power Cobbe

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