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    I put away my brushes; resolutely crucified my divine gift, and while it hung writhing on the cross, spent my best years and powers cooking cabbage. “A servant of servants shall she be,” must have been spoken of women, not Negroes.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm, U.S. newspaperwoman, abolitionist, and human rights activist. Half a Century, ch. 8 (1880)

    It is an old adage, “All is fair in love as in war,” but I thought not of general laws, and only felt a private grievance.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    I want the kind of job that is interesting but doesn’t take very much time.
    Anonymous 14-year-old, U.S. niece of author Jane O’Reilly. As quoted in The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 7, by Jane O’Reilly (1980)

    As our boys and men are all expecting to be Presidents, so our girls and women must all hold themselves in readiness to preside in the White House; and in no city in the world can honest industry be more at a discount than in this capital of the government of the people.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)