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Rather than majoring in frivolities, women should be educated in useful subjects and be furnished with a stock of ideas, and principles, and qualifications, and habits, ready to be applied and appropriated ... - Hannah More
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In so doing, I resisted the descent into what the school counselors called low self-esteem. Self-esteem is the dark, distorted shadow of self-possession. Self-esteem gazes inward and wills the inner eye to like what it sees; self-possession looks inward only long enough to take a measure then looks outward at the world in search of a fitting place-and settles for no less.

— Karen Swallow Prior

It should be held as an eternal truth, that what is morally wrong can never be politically right.65

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Her shift in thinking was clearly conflicted. It must have been difficult to disavow something for which she had a deep love and in which she had been immersed so much of her life.

— Karen Swallow Prior

... evangelicals were instrumental in advancing the ideal of companionate marriage, one built on shared faith and mutual affection, a revolutionary notion in an era in which forced marriages were a not-so-distant memory.

— Karen Swallow Prior

God can carry on his own work, though all such poor tools as I were broken.

— Karen Swallow Prior

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