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Frances Willard


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Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Her influence was instrumental in the passage of the Eighteenth (Prohibition) and Nineteenth (Women Suffrage) Amendments to the United States Constitution. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union,in 1879, and remained... more »

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  • Our age is pre-eminently the age of sympathy, as the eighteenth century was the age of reason. Our ideal men and women are they, whose sympathies have had the widest culture, whose aims do not end wit...
    Frances E. Willard 1839-1898, U.S. president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union 1879-1891, author, activist. The Woman's Magazine, pp. 137-40 (...
  • ''We must choose. Be a child of the past with all its crudities and imperfections, its failures and defeats, or a child of the future, the future of symmetry and ultimate success.''
    Frances E. Willard 1839-1898, U.S. president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union 1879-1891, author, activist. The Woman's Magazine, pp. 137-40 (...
  • ''In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion.''
    Frances E. Willard 1839-1898, U.S. president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union 1879-1891, author, activist. The Woman's Magazine, pp. 137-40 (...
  • Please do not take counsel of women who are so prejudiced that, as I once heard said, they would not allow a male grasshopper to chirp on their lawn; but out of your own great heart, refuse to set an ...
    Frances E. Willard (1839-1898), U.S. temperance leader and suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 40, by Ida Husted Harpe...
  • Every woman who vacates a place in the teachers' ranks and enters an unusual line of work, does two excellent things: she makes room for someone waiting for a place and helps to open a new vocation fo...
    Frances E. Willard (1839-1898), U.S. temperance leader and social reformer. What America Owes to Women, ch. 29 (1893).
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