45 Motivational Lydia M Child Quotes On Success In Life

Lydia Maria Francis Child, was an American abolitionist, women’s rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and opponent of American expansionism. Her journals, both fiction and domestic manuals, reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. This Lydia M Child Quotes will motivate you.

Best Lydia M Child Quotes

  1. Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. ~ Lydia M. Child
  2. An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. ~ Lydia M. Child
  3. Prejudices of all kinds have their strongest holds in the minds of the vulgar and the ignorant. ~ Lydia M. Child
  4. Make people happy and there will not be half the quarreling, or a tenth part of the wickedness there now is. ~ Lydia M. Child
  5. You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy. ~ Lydia M. Child
  6. The boughs of no two trees ever have the same arrangement. Nature always produces individuals; She never produces classes. ~ Lydia M. Child
  7. Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do. ~ Lydia M. Child
  8. So easy it is to see the errors of past ages, so difficult to acknowledge our own! ~ Lydia M. Child

  9. I will work in my own way, according to the light that is in me. ~ Lydia M. Child
  10. The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life. ~ Lydia M. Child
  11. Love is the divine quality that everywhere produces and restores life. To each and every one of us, it gives the power of working miracles if we will. ~ Lydia M. Child
  12. It is my mission to help in the breaking down of classes, and to make all men feel as if they were brethren of the same family, sharing the same rights, the same capabilities, and the same responsibilities. While my hand can hold a pen, I will use it to this end; and while my brain can earn a dollar, I will devote it to this end. ~ Lydia M. Child
  13. They [slaves] have stabbed themselves for freedom-jumped into the waves for freedom-starved for freedom-fought like very tigers for freedom! But they have been hung, and burned, and shot-and their tyrants have been their historians! ~ Lydia M. Child
  14. Happiness consists not in having much, but in wanting no more than you have. ~ Lydia M. Child

  15. Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. ~ Lydia M. Child
  16. To everything there is a bright side and a dark side; and I hold it to be unwise, unphilosophic, unkind to others, and unhealthy for one’s own soul, to form the habit of looking on the dark side. Cheerfulness is to the spiritual atmosphere what sunshine is to the earthly landscape. I am resolved to cherish cheerfulness with might and main. ~ Lydia M. Child
  17. I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady after she had written a book. ~ Lydia M. Child
  18. our republican ideas cannot be consistently carried out while women are excluded from any share in the government. … Any class of human beings to whom a position of perpetual subordination is assigned, however much they may be petted and flattered, must inevitably be dwarfed, morally and intellectually. ~ Lydia M. Child
  19. The United States is a warning rather than an example to the world. ~ Lydia M. Child

  20. Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father. ~ Lydia M. Child
  21. The rarest attainment is to grow old happily and gracefully. ~ Lydia M. Child
  22. A human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves. ~ Lydia M. Child
  23. It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means. ~ Lydia M. Child
  24. We first crush people to the earth and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate. ~ Lydia M. Child
  25. A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat. ~ Lydia M. Child
  26. Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face. ~ Lydia M. Child
  27. Not in vain is Ireland pouring itself all over the earth. The Irish, with their glowing hearts and reverent credulity, are needed in this cold age of intellect and skepticism. ~ Lydia M. Child
  28. Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame. ~ Lydia M. Child
  29. The civilization of any country may always be measured by the degree of equality between men and women; and society will never come truly into order until there is perfect equality and copartnership between them in every department of human life. ~ Lydia M. Child
  30. Law is not law if it violates the principles of eternal justice. ~ Lydia M. Child

  31. No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word-father. ~ Lydia M. Child
  32. Avoid the necessity of a physician, if you can, by careful attention to your diet. Eat what best agrees with your system, and resolutely abstain from what hurts you, however, well you may like it. A few days’ abstinence, and cold water for a beverage, has driven off many an approaching disease. ~ Lydia M. Child
  33. Work! work! that is my unfailing cure for all troubles. ~ Lydia M. Child
  34. It is impossible to exaggerate the evil work theology has done in the world. ~ Lydia M. Child
  35. We must not forget that all great revolutions and reformations would look mean and meagre if examined in detail as they occurred at the time. ~ Lydia M. Child
  36. In the first place, the government ought not to be invested with power to control the affections, any more than the consciences of citizens. A man has at least as good a right to choose his wife, as he has to choose his religion. His taste may not suit his neighbors; but so long as his deportment is correct, they have no right to interfere with his concerns. ~ Lydia M. Child
  37. The excess of all good things is mischievous. ~ Lydia M. Child

  38. Even if nothing worse than wasted mental effort could be laid to the charge of theology, that alone ought to be sufficient to banish it from the earth … What a vast amount of labor and learning has been expended, as uselessly as emptying shallow puddles into sieves! How much intellect has been employed mousing after texts, to sustain preconceived doctrines! ~ Lydia M. Child
  39. I think we have reason to thank God for Abraham Lincoln. With all his deficiencies, it must be admitted that he has grown continually. ~ Lydia M. Child
  40. The existence of very pious feelings, in conjunction with intolerance, cruelty, and selfish policy, has never ceased to surprise and perplex those who have viewed it calmly from a distance. … It is impossible to exaggerate the evil work theology has done in the world. What destruction of the beautiful monuments of past ages, what waste of life, what disturbance of domestic and social happiness, what perverted feelings, what blighted hearts, have always marked its baneful progress! ~ Lydia M. Child
  41. A great mind can attend to little things, but a little mind cannot attend to great things. ~ Lydia M. Child

  42. Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles or a string of mold candles. Why should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my windows twice alike. ~ Lydia M. Child
  43. “Thy treasures of gold
    Are dim with the blood of the hearts thou hast sold;
    Thy home may be lovely, but round it I hear
    The crack of the whip, and the footsteps of fear.” ~ Lydia M Child Quotes
  44. I think every individual, and every society, is perfected just in proportion to the combination, and cooperation, of masculine and feminine elements of character. He is the most perfect man who is affectionate as well as intellectual; and she is the most perfect woman who is intellectual as well as affectionate. Every art and science becomes more interesting, viewed both from the masculine and feminine points of view. ~ Lydia M. Child
  45. In the first place, an unjust law exists in this Commonwealth, by which marriages between persons of different color is pronounced illegal. I am perfectly aware of the gross ridicule to which I may subject myself by alluding to this particular; but I have lived too long, and observed too much, to be disturbed by the world’s mockery. ~ Lydia M. Child

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