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Quotations From ANNA GARLIN SPENCER

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  • 1.
    At the outstart of discussions of women's intellectual attainments, it is well to remember how few are the men of the first rank.
    Anna Garlin Spencer (1851-1931), U.S. educator, author, feminist, and Unitarian minister. Woman's Share in Social Culture, ch. 3 (1913).

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  • 2.
    Of all the wastes of human ignorance perhaps the most extravagant and costly to human growth has been the waste of the distinctive powers of womanhood after the child-bearing age.
    Anna Garlin Spencer (1851-1931), U.S. educator, author, feminist, and Unitarian minister. Woman's Share in Social Culture, ch. 8 (1913).

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    It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
    Anna Garlin Spencer (1851-1931), U.S. educator, author, feminist, and Unitarian minister. Woman's Share in Social Culture, Introduction (1913).

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    A successful woman preacher was once asked "what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry?" "Not one," she answered, "except the lack of a minister's wife."
    Anna Garlin Spencer (1851-1931), U.S. educator, author, feminist, and Unitarian minister. Woman's Share in Social Culture, ch. 3 (1913).

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