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    We must be generously willing to leave for a time the narrow boundaries in which our individual lives are passed ... In this fresh, breezy atmosphere ... we will be surprised to find that many of our familiar old conventional truths look very queer indeed in some of the sudden side lights thrown upon them.
    —Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)

    Even more important than the discovery of Columbus, which we are gathered together to celebrate, is the fact that the general government has just discovered women.
    Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)

    The human race is not so rich in talent, genius, and useful curative energy, that it can afford to allow any considerable proportion of these valuable attributes to be wasted or unproductive, even though they may be possessed by women.
    —Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)

    Even more important than the discovery of Columbus, which we are gathered together to celebrate, is the fact that the general government has just discovered women.
    Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)

    Reputation is not of enough value to sacrifice character for it.
    —“Miss Clark,” U.S. charity worker. As quoted in Petticoat Surgeon, ch. 9, by Bertha Van Hoosen (1947)

    ... the sentimentalist ... exclaims: “Would you have a woman step down from her pedestal in order to enter practical life?” Yes! A thousand times, yes! If we can really find, after a careful search, any women mounted upon pedestals, we should willingly ask them to step down in order that they may meet and help to uplift their sisters. Freedom and justice for all are infinitely more to be desired than pedestals for a few.
    —Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)

    At present I feel like a caged animal, bound up by the luxury, comfort and respectability of my position. I can’t get the training that I want without neglecting my duty.
    —Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)

    Consider the value to the race of one-half of its members being enabled to throw aside the intolerable bondage of ignorance that has always weighed them down!
    —Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)