(Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actress. As quoted in Pioneer Work for Women, ch. 5, by Elizabeth Blackwell (1895).
The reaction of the prominent Shakespearean actress when approached in 1857 by Drs. Blackwell and Maria E. Zackrzewska for a donation to their "New York Infirmary for Women and Children," which had opened in May of that year.)
A sufficiently great and generous trust could never be abused.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, February 12, 1843, to Ralph Waldo Emerson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 57, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)